Articles on Security and Defence

European defence and the new Commission (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 30 September 2019

A new directorate-general for defence and space has a chance to make a difference, but only if it plays nice in the sandbox 

Nothing to see here: Europe and the INF treaty (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 05 August 2019

Europeans have responded to the death of the INF treaty with seeming indifference - and are expressing their reluctance to accept that nuclear issues are back on the agenda

State of disunion: Europe, NATO, and disintegrating arms control (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 28 February 2019

Splits between Germany and Poland vis-à-vis Russia signal deeper divisions in the alliance, ones which threaten European security

Can Belarus become a success story of European security? (Commentary)

Yauheni Preiherman - 21 February 2019

Western observers continue to misread Belarus – and to overlook the strengthened diplomatic and security roles it could play in eastern Europe

Don't expect fireworks at Munich (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 15 February 2019

Troubles back home, not international affairs, will dominate Europe’s top security meetup.

Russia, Germany, and the INF: Will Berlin break its silence? (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 06 February 2019

Germany is not facing up to the INF challenge. If it does not take a lead, Russian nuclear superiority over Europe will soon be a done deal

Crunch time: Germany and Europe after Mattis (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 10 January 2019

With James Mattis gone, it has become far more difficult to engage in damage control in transatlantic relations

The “European army”, a tale of wilful misunderstanding (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 03 December 2018

The European army concept is ambiguous - what do European leaders actually want to achieve? 

Flash Wars: Where could an autonomous weapons revolution lead us? (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 22 November 2018

Making it harder to attribute an attack to a perpetrator will have repercussions beyond non-state use

Fighting words: The risks of loose talk about a “European army” (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 20 November 2018

'European army' is an empty phrase; what is actually needed is less talk and more action - more concrete projects to integrate defence efforts while avoiding careless talk