Articles on Gustav Gressel

Lethal weapon: Has Trump mis-stepped on Ukraine? (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 17 May 2018

Sending anti-tank guided weapons to Ukraine is the right decision. But the Trump administration has gone about it the wrong way.

Germany’s defence commitments: nothing but paper tigers? (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 27 March 2018

Scepticism about Germany’s willingness to confront a revisionist Russia in 2014 has vanished. But there is new disappointment that the German diplomatic leadership has no military equivalent.

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.

Ukraine on the brink of kleptocracy (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 05 January 2018

Europe needs to confront Ukraine’s leadership sooner rather than later.

Austria: Russia’s Trojan Horse? (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 21 December 2017

Europe should be worried about the new Austrian government’s proximity to Russia, not Hungary.

Navigating the Eastern Flank without Germany? (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 15 December 2017

German relegation of security and defence to non-core issues leaves European observers puzzling where Germany is heading, and how far it can be relied upon.

Berlin: Ukraine’s last ally standing? (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 02 February 2017

Russian advance and US withdrawal could see Ukraine ever more dependent on continued German support.

Austria’s election result will do little to halt the populist surge in Europe (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 06 December 2016

While Europe might take solace from the presidential election result, it should recognise that Austria’s Eurosceptic drift will not be halted by Van der Bellen.

Managing the unmanageable: Germany and a resurgent Russia (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 15 July 2016

In the face of large refugee inflows Germany’s insurgent parties are sympathising with Russia, even despite the country’s meddling in German domestic affairs.  

Passing the buck? Berlin and the 2016 NATO Summit (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 15 July 2016

For now, Germany can live with the results of the NATO summit in Warsaw. But if Germany's allies want an engaged partner on defence matters, they will need to engage in active public diplomacy to avoid German retrenchment.