Articles on Nick Witney

EU defence efforts miss the open goal again (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 15 November 2017

PESCO’s commitments have been watered down so as to become virtually meaningless.

How to avert the looming Brexit crisis (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 14 November 2017

Europe must help May sugar-coat the very bitter pills the Brits are going to have to swallow.

May must withstand Johnson's bonfire of the vanities (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 20 September 2017

If she does not, the Johnson sabotage effort will have succeeded, and the outlook for the negotiations and the country’s future will be grim indeed.

At last, the stars are aligned for European defence (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 26 May 2017

It is beginning to look as though the concept of ring-fencing or reserving a portion of national budgets to be spent collaboratively might finally get airborne.

Trident replacement: losing its vocation? (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 21 March 2017

Britain’s departure from the EU may make the case for its nuclear deterrent replacement harder to sustain.

Shooting the ringleader: Trump draws a bead on Germany (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 13 February 2017

As the Trump administration amplifies its attacks on the European Union and its collective identity, we would do well to recall the lessons of the 1930s.  

UK Brexit debate still missing the point (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 16 December 2016

Negotiations seldom go well if you do not understand where the other side is coming from.

European Defence: This time, could they really mean it? (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 20 October 2016

A joint European defence budget won’t happen, but smaller steps in the direction of pooling European defence resources could and should be taken.