• Strategic Europe
    Letter From Paris
    François Heisbourg February 27, 2015

    Although France’s economic standing has been decreasing in recent years, that has not affected the country’s foreign policy ambitions, which remain consistently high.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    After Minsk, Is Germany Still a Leader?
    Andrei Kolesnikov February 19, 2015

    If Merkel is synonymous with Germany, then German political and diplomatic weight has certainly risen to the height of true European leadership.

  • Syria in Crisis
    What Does the Charlie Hebdo Attack Mean for Europe?
    Maha Yahya January 15, 2015

    The horrific attacks in France bring back to the fore the question of what it means to be a citizen in Europe today and how such citizenship intersects with the burning questions of class and multiple cultural identities.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    What the Anti-Terrorist Rally Demonstrated

    An optimal model for the painless existence of Muslims in an alien cultural and religious environment has not yet been found and is unlikely to appear in the near future. In essence, Europe is dealing with a conflict of identities, which continues to increase.

  • Strategic Europe
    After the Paris Attacks
    Marc Pierini January 13, 2015

    The initial show of unity after recent killings in Paris was remarkable. But that unity may falter if France’s leaders do not protect the country’s social fabric.

  • Strategic Europe
    The Threats to Europe’s Democracy and Stability
    Judy Dempsey January 12, 2015

    As the EU continues to face threats from radical Islam and from Russia’s meddling in Europe’s Eastern neighborhood, European unity is needed more than ever.

  • Strategic Europe
    Charlie Hebdo and the Poison for Europe’s Soul
    Judy Dempsey January 8, 2015

    The murders at the French magazine Charlie Hebdo should encourage European governments to defend, not clamp down on, civil liberties.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    The Iranian Saga: a Pause or an Impasse?
    Alexei Arbatov December 22, 2014

    After another failed attempt to reach an agreement on the Iranian nuclear program, all now depends on whether Russia, the United States, and other states can find the political will to take responsibility for global security.

  • Strategic Europe
    Why France Should Not Deliver the Mistral Ships to Russia
    Marc Pierini December 9, 2014

    France has been wavering over whether to honor a contract for the sale of two warships to Russia. Together with its Euro-Atlantic partners, Paris should cancel the deal.

  • Strategic Europe
    What the EU’s New High Representative Should Know
    Roderick Parkes July 31, 2014

    For Eastern Europeans in particular, the EU’s raison d’être is nothing if not geopolitical. That is something the union’s next foreign policy chief needs to understand.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    French Relations with Saudi Arabia
    Joseph Bahout January 26, 2015 Radio France International

    France and Saudi Arabia have agreements on a number of issues, such as Iran’s nuclear program, but France has several concerns about the way Saudi Arabia is positioning itself toward the Arab Spring.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Europe Frustrated With Obama
    June 18, 2013 HuffPost Live

    While Europeans still support President Obama, they have lowered their expectations of what he will accomplish politically.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Does the Eurozone Have a Future?
    Jan Techau June 17, 2013 Polskie Radio

    Although there is still great concern for the eurozone, the discourse has moved from predicting an immediate downfall a year ago to discussing the necessity of economic reform in the continent.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Bubble Building
    Uri Dadush February 25, 2013 RT CrossTalk

    The developed world is eager to grab a slice of someone else's growth if they can't generate any of their own, with potentially negative repercussions for their relations with the developing world.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Enduring Euro Crisis
    Uri Dadush July 1, 2010 Voice of America

    The problems that led to the crisis in Europe go beyond just fiscal profligacy and will take a long time to correct. Though the euro will likely survive the adjustment, the crisis could still have a profound effect on the global economy.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    EU Plan Must Be Backed Up by Budget Cuts
    Uri Dadush May 12, 2010 Bloomberg

    While the recently announced Eurozone support package suggests the possibility of a new era of fiscal coordination across Europe, it will only succeed if the countries in need of aid undertake far-reaching policy changes.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Europe's Growing Crisis
    Uri Dadush April 29, 2010 The Diane Rehm Show

    Recent cuts to the credit ratings of Spain and Portugal indicate that the crisis in Greece is spreading across Europe. Given the financial market pressure on Greece, debt restructuring appears inevitable, but it remains to be seen when it will occur.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Crisis in Greece Spreads Across Europe
    Uri Dadush April 29, 2010 Washington Journal

    As the problems in Greece intensify, the EU and IMF are preparing a support package to prevent the crisis from spreading to Portugal, Spain, and other European countries.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Greece's Worsening Debt Crisis
    Uri Dadush April 8, 2010 Bloomberg News

    The recent spike in Greek bond yields indicates that markets have not been reassured by European leaders' pledges to support Greece. Unless more decisive, detailed plans are announced, the Greek crisis will continue to get worse.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Future of Europe and the Euro
    Uri Dadush March 8, 2010 Bloomberg News

    As the Euro crisis continues to play out in Greece, troubled economies in Europe face years of slow growth and deflation unless European Union leaders overhaul fiscal and monetary policy.

  • Event
    New EU Ambassador in Conversation With Jessica T. Mathews
    David O’Sullivan, Jessica Tuchman Mathews December 10, 2014 Washington, DC

    In his first major public event since becoming EU ambassador, David O’Sullivan offered his perspective on the many common challenges shared by the European Union and the United States.

  • Event
    Renewed Ambitions for NATO
    Jan Techau, Ambassador Ivo Daalder June 17, 2013 Cercle Royal Gaulois, Rue de la Loi 5, 1000 Brussels

    Marking the end of his tenure as U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO, Ambassador Ivo H. Daalder discussed some of the key challenges facing the Alliance.

  • Event
    France’s Future Role in the World
    Jean-Yves Le Drian, George Perkovich May 17, 2013 Washington, DC

    One year after President François Hollande took office, his administration’s new Defense White Paper outlines a significantly scaled down presence for the French military.

  • Event
    Berlin’s Position on the European Debt Crisis
    Rafał Ulatowski, Zhang Lihua April 8, 2013 Beijing

    Economies continue to buckle under the uncertainty that has engulfed the European Union since the sovereign debt crisis broke out in 2009.

  • Event
    French Elections: Impact on EU and Sino-French Relations

    With François Hollande's recent election as president of France, the ideological change in leadership comes at a critical time for both France and the EU, and will undoubtedly have a profound impact on the EU and its relations with China.

  • Event
    The Chicago Summit and NATO's New Challenges
    Lisa Aronsson, Jamie Shea, Peter Spiegel, Jan Techau May 8, 2012 Brussels

    The next years will see most, if not all, of NATO's major military operations draw down as the Alliance finds itself, for the first time in twenty years, without a major operation to run.

  • Event
    Will the Euro Survive?
    Uri Dadush, Jacob Kirkegaard, Desmond Lachman, Liliana Rojas-Suarez, Antonio de Lecea October 17, 2011 Washington, D.C.

    With EU leaders scrambling to keep Greece afloat, rating agencies continuing to downgrade European sovereign credit, banks being pushed to the brink, and Europe likely slipping back into recession, time may be running out for the euro.

  • Event
    A Discussion with the OSCE Secretary General
    James Collins, Ambassador Marc Perrin de Brichambaut May 10, 2011 Washington, D.C.

    Ambassador de Brichambaut, secretary general of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), discussed the organization's activities and challenges over the last six years and reflected on current challenges facing the OSCE and the broader Euro-Atlantic community.

  • Event
    2011 Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference
    March 29, 2011 Washington, D.C.

    The 2011 conference focused on new actors and new agendas, reflecting the need to develop cooperative responses to challenges being posed by changing technology, distributions of political power, interest in nuclear energy, and security conditions in key regions.

  • Event
    The United States and France: A Strategic Partnership for the Twenty-First Century
    Alain Juppé, Douglas H. Paal February 8, 2011 Washington, D.C.

    With European governments considering defense spending cuts and NATO preparing to implement its new strategic concept, transatlantic security cooperation is in a considerable state of flux.


Carnegie Experts on France

  • Cornelius Adebahr
    Europe Program

    Adebahr is an associate in the Europe Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC. His research focuses on European foreign policy.

  • Stefan Lehne
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe

    Lehne is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on the post–Lisbon Treaty development of the European Union’s foreign policy, with a specific focus on relations between the EU and member states.

  • Ulrich Speck
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe

    Speck is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on the European Union’s foreign policy and Europe’s strategic role in a changing global environment.


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