Articles on Nick Witney

Missile defences, bald men and combs (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 01 October 2009

In spite of Czech and Polish objections, the Obama administration was right to drop plans for radars and rocket interceptors in central Europe.

Obama?s new world order (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 03 June 2009

Obama's flagship Middle East speech in Cairo tomorrow will prove indicative of just how far he is willing to go in replacing the hostile Bush years.

Blame the policy, not the army (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 05 February 2009

As the British Army?s problems deepen, Nick Witney blames a defence policy too fixated on the US.

European Defence - now with added elan? (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 19 December 2008

Nick Witney assesses the outcome of the French Presidency's efforts on the 'new impetus? for European defence.

The death of NATO (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 20 November 2008

Now in its 60th year, NATO no longer provides a healthy basis for the trans-Atlantic security relationship.

Georgian lessons for EU generals (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 04 November 2008

As the dust of the August war in Georgia begins to settle, the EU is emerging as the nearest thing around to a winner. An article published in E-Sharp!.

European defence: Noises off (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 29 July 2008

On ESDP, a decade of procrastination and missed opportunities has taught us some important lessons.

Franco-British defence cooperation - a historic crossroads? (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 27 February 2008

The Brown-Sarkozy summit in late March will offer a great opportunity to boost defence cooperation between the UK and France. But real progress will require a determined exercise of will by the two leaders.

France's Shakespearean defence review (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 08 February 2008

There are two sure signs that France's defence review is entering its end-game: a new imprecision has crept into forecasts of when the outcome will be published ("spring"); and interesting disclosures are beginning to appear.