Articles on New European Security Initiative

Five takeaways from the Munich Security Conference (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 20 February 2018

The world is in need of leadership on the global stage – but in Munich, no leaders were in sight.

A New Beginning for European Defence (Commentary)

Mark Leonard & Norbert Röttgen - 14 February 2018

It is time to move past institutional integration and develop practical European security capabilities.

Britain’s Strategic Defence and Security Review and deterring Russia (Commentary)

Mark Galeotti - 22 January 2018

Russia is being weaponised to justify big-ticket buys for the UK military, yet there’s little talk of what Moscow thinks matters.

The draft US Nuclear Posture Review is not as crazy as it sounds (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 19 January 2018

The proposal of new, low-yield warheads seeks to convince adversaries that there is no step in the escalation ladder that the US would not be able to answer reciprocally.

The problem with a “shoot-to-kill” policy on foreign fighters (Commentary)

Anthony Dworkin - 13 December 2017

The policy is certainly morally questionable, but is it also unlawful?

German public says ‘jein’ to European security (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 07 December 2017

A new poll shows that the German public is increasingly concerned with security, but is dismissive of its American security guarantor and unwilling to pay more to help Europe replace it.

Pesco, the impotent gorilla (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 17 November 2017

Criticisms of PESCO could equally be applied to Germany’s broader security and defence policy.

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.

Time for the Sleeping Beauty to wake (Commentary)

Enrique Mora Benavente - 15 November 2017

Whether Europe will be able to make a difference in foreign policy depends on whether member states can fulfil PESCO’s commitments.