Articles on Security and Defence

To INF or not to INF? How unilateral withdrawal helps Moscow get away with treaty violations (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 24 October 2018

American withdrawal from the cold war era INF Treaty would do nothing to strengthen security in the US or Europe, and would allow Moscow to get away with repeated violations

The perils of inflexibility: European security after Brexit (Commentary)

Paola Sartori - 12 October 2018

It is a distinct possibility that Brexit may proceed without an actual deal - that would be damaging for both sides, especially as concerns defence and security

Belarus and Ukraine: Fort Trump’s accidental victims? (Commentary)

​Yauheni Preiherman - 01 October 2018

"Fort Trump" would further the security spiral in eastern Europe, catching Ukraine and Belarus in the crossfire between Russia and the West

Germany’s defence policy: still living in dreamland (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 21 September 2018

Beyond its borders, few agree that Germany has much to feel satisfied about when it comes to matching its actions to its leaders’ rhetoric.

Fort Trump, Fortress Poland? (Commentary)

Pawel Zerka - 19 September 2018

Brussels insiders may look askance at Polish entreaties to Donald Trump. But western EU member states share some of the blame for strained relations too

Can Europe become a nuclear power? (Commentary)

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil & Tara Varma & Nick Witney - 03 September 2018

Only if Europeans resume a serious debate about their responsibilities for their own security

Chequers Mate (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 29 August 2018

There has been relatively little discussion of the substance of the Chequers White Paper - especially when it comes to security

Why Europe is very nervous about a Trump-Putin summit (Commentary)

Carl Bildt - 11 July 2018

In a Trump-Putin meeting, who gets the show, and who gets the substance? 

Trump’s meaningless NATO spending debate (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 09 July 2018

Europeans spending more on defence will not satisfy Donald Trump. Here’s why

Mali’s impunity problem and growing security crisis (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 28 June 2018

On June 13 Malian soldiers and security forces were responsible for killing more than 30 civilians throughout the country - the government and international forces have been unable to reverse the trend