Articles on Security and Defence

Germany's defence doublespeak (Commentary)

Almut Möller - 21 April 2016

While Germany's role in security is of increasing importance, German politicians must downplay it for a domestic audience

Cameron’s three front battle (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 22 January 2016

Is time of complacency over for David Cameron?

Article 42.7: An explainer (Commentary)

ECFR - 19 November 2015

What does France's invocation of Article 42.7 - the EU's mutual defence provision - mean for the EU and its member states

Migrations: let’s not fall into ISIS’ trap (Commentary)

Mattia Toaldo - 18 November 2015

Closing our borders to keep the others away is precisely what ISIS wants.

Will Europe hold together after Paris? (Commentary)

Mark Leonard & Vessela Tcherneva - 16 November 2015

Beneath the talk of unity and common anxiety, three dividing lines are opening up across Europe - how they are resolved will determine whether the EU emerges stronger with its values intact.

European countries edge towards war on terror (Commentary)

Anthony Dworkin - 09 September 2015

British drone strikes on jihadists in Syria are part of a European trend towards US-style military responses to terrorism overseas

War and peace in Berlin’s minds: threat inflation and denial in Germany (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 17 June 2015

Why do Germans so strongly oppose military intervention in defence of NATO?

(Limited) freedom of movement (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 08 April 2015

The EU must not confuse the subjects of counter-terrorism and migration.

Yemen melts down (Commentary)

Adam Baron - 25 March 2015

The devestating bombings on Friday are just the latest sign that the country is coming apart at the seams.

UN Peace Operations and European Security: New Strategic Dynamics (Commentary)

Richard Gowan - 25 February 2015

Europe faces a worsening security situation on many fronts and needs tools – new and old – to stabilize its neighbourhood.