Western Europe

    • Research

    Merkel’s Mixed Legacy on China

    Merkel’s approach to China is multifaceted, driven by a geoeconomic outlook and a belief in multilateral engagement. Yet she’s out of step with growing skepticism in the United States and the EU.

    • Strategic Europe

    Judy Asks: Can Germany Provide Leadership to Europe?

    Berlin’s ability and willingness to lead Europe cannot be taken for granted. Any new coalition will first have to overcome major internal differences on climate, foreign policy, and defense before tackling the EU’s future direction.

    • Carnegie.ru Commentary

    Should Russia Be Worried by the New AUKUS Alliance?

    Decisions made by NATO may be unpalatable for Moscow, but they are generally consistent and predictable. The same cannot be said of structures such as AUKUS.

    • Commentary

    Public Platforms Must Not Give Space to Conspiracy Theories

    Perhaps in 2021, Mr Gaetz is the only congressman proclaiming this white supremacist theory. But it could be only a matter of time before more people not only uphold this notion, but start publicly supporting even more outlandish theories and arguing for their legitimacy. If we want our public discourses to bear a semblance of truth, we have to take this trend seriously.

    • Strategic Europe

    Australia and the Cost of Texting Europe

    • Geoff Kitney
    • September 28, 2021

    Unconvinced by the EU’s stance toward an increasingly assertive China, Australia has sidelined Europe in its approach to the Indo-Pacific. This places Canberra’s trade and diplomatic relations with Europe at risk.

    • Research

    Green Democracy in Europe

    Numerous—sometimes competing—forms of democratic engagement have tried to answer the rallying cry for climate action. If harmonized, initiatives including depoliticized democracy, climate assemblies, and protest movements can bring Europe closer to green democracy.

    • Strategic Europe

    Merkel’s Silence Over Defense Will Haunt Her Successor

    Germany’s next chancellor will have to finally define Berlin’s security and defense interests. That means addressing the future of U.S. nuclear weapons stationed in the country and the desperate need to modernize Germany’s armed forces.

    • Commentary

    Why the AUKUS Submarine Deal Is Bad for Nonproliferation—And What to Do About It

    A new security partnership, AUKUS, will deliver nuclear-powered submarines to Australia. This sets a troubling precedent for nuclear nonproliferation policy.

    • Strategic Europe

    What the U.S.-British-Australian Security Pact Means for Europe

    The military alliance forged between the United States, Australia, and the UK at the expense of France will lead to new alignments and could profoundly impact the transatlantic relationship. The United States and its European allies should know what’s at stake.

    • Commentary

    A Better Australia Sub Deal

    We need an outcome where Australia gets the silent long-running submarines it needs; the United States, Britain and France get a strategic partner in the Indo-Pacific; and NATO Europe and the nuclear nonproliferation regime come away stronger.

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