About the Program

The Europe Program in Washington explores the political and security developments within Europe, transatlantic relations, and Europe’s global role. Working in coordination with Carnegie Europe in Brussels, the program brings together U.S. and European policymakers and experts on strategic issues facing Europe.


Baltic Sea Region Security Initiative

The Baltic Sea Region is a key pillar in Europe’s emerging security architecture. The potential for cooperation and innovation is substantial. This project examines the region’s approach to a broad array of security challenges, from maritime security to defense industrial cooperation, critical infrastructure protection, energy security and civil defense.

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Program experts

Dan Baer

Senior Vice President for Policy Research, Director, Europe Program

Sophia Besch

Senior Fellow, Europe Program

Olivier Blarel

Visiting Fellow, Europe Program

Anu Bradford

Nonresident Scholar, Europe Program

Alper Coşkun

Senior Fellow, Europe Program

Noah Gordon

Acting Co-Director, Sustainability, Climate, and Geopolitics Program, Fellow, Europe Program

Garo Paylan

Garo Paylan

Visiting Scholar, Europe Program

Adam Tooze

Nonresident Scholar, Europe Program, Carnegie Europe

All Work from Europe

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Biden and Stoltenberg sit in front of mikes at the NATO summit
Is NATO a Good Deal?

How leaders in Washington and Europe might make a stronger case for the transatlantic alliance.

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  • Tobias Billström
  • John Hickenlooper
  • Janet Napolitano
  • Jim Sciutto
· July 10, 2024
U.S. Role for a New Regional Order in the South Caucasus
2:00 PM — 3:00 PM EDT

The South Caucasus's geography—the borders the region shares with Russia​— has long overshadowed its politics. But with Moscow occupied with its war against Ukraine, countries in the region are developing alternative foreign policy priorities and recalibrating relations with the West. As Armenia moves closer to the United States and Europe, the government in Georgia is lurching towards Moscow – despite opposition from its society. Meanwhile, Armenia and Azerbaijan are in talks for a historic chance for a peace treaty which could serve as the bedrock of a new regional order.  

What is the significance of the South Caucasus for the West? How likely is a peace deal between Armenia and Azerbaijan? What can the U.S. do to encourage regional cooperation and reconciliation? And how should the U.S. support democratic aspirations of Georgian society? 

Join the Carnegie Endowment’s Europe program to discuss the U.S. role for a new order in the South Caucasus with Ambassador Yuri Kim, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasian Affairs;, Marie Yovanovitch, former Ambassador to Armenia and Ukraine and senior fellow in Carnegie’s Russia and Eurasia Program; and Dan Baer, director of the Europe Program at Carnegie and former U.S. ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

in the media
Will the NATO Alliance Survive a Second Term of Donald Trump?

Experts opine on whether the NATO alliance can survive a second presidency of Donal Trump.

· July 9, 2024
Foreign Affairs
Europe’s Conscription Challenge: Lessons From Nordic and Baltic States

As Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine reminds European countries about the importance of manpower, many are once again weighing the promise and perils of compulsory military service.

Soldiers patroling near abandoned stone buildings
Why Washington Must Push Forward the Fragile Armenia-Azerbaijan Peace Plan

The deal would be a geopolitical game-changer. 

· July 3, 2024
Is NATO a Good Deal? Making the Case for the Alliance to the Public
July 9, 2024

Join the Carnegie Endowment’s Europe Program to begin NATO Summit week with a discussion of how leaders in Washington and beyond might make a stronger case for NATO, including to those wary of military engagements overseas.

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  • Tobias Billström
  • John Hickenlooper
  • Janet Napolitano
  • Jim Sciutto
Europe’s Grand Bargain for the Twenty-First Century and its Transatlantic Implications

As the United States continues to divert its energy to respond to China’s rise, the EU could start laying the foundations of a new security architecture on the European continent.

· June 27, 2024
in the media
Resuscitating Europe's Defense Industry

A discussion on the urgency of making Europe’s defense industry fit for the demands of today’s security challenges.

· June 21, 2024
Center for a New American Security
Turkey’s Electoral Map Explained: Actors, Dynamics, and Future Prospects

Although President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has a mandate to rule until 2028, the outcome of Turkey’s March 31 local elections was a major setback for the country’s ruling elites.

  • Sinem Adar
· June 4, 2024
in the media
Normalizing the Far-Right has Backfired on Migration - Next Will be Climate

The growing number of governing experiments with radical-right parties could put Europe’s democratic institutions at risk.

· June 3, 2024
EU Observer
Biden and Stoltenberg sit in front of mikes at the NATO summit