Articles on EU instruments

Trident replacement: losing its vocation? (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 21 March 2017

Britain’s departure from the EU may make the case for its nuclear deterrent replacement harder to sustain.

Scenarios for Europe: Deciphering Juncker’s White Paper (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 03 March 2017

What future for Europe does Jean Claude Juncker want?

European defence and the two per cent mantra (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 28 February 2017

The best route to improved European defence capabilities is to build on the patchwork of co-operation that already exists – with Germany at its centre.

The era of Mutual Assured Disruption (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 16 February 2017

The five forces that are 'liquidising' global security.

Russia’s heavy metal diplomacy (Commentary)

Mark Galeotti - 27 December 2016

Mark Galeotti's op-ed on how Russia aims to divide, distract, dismay and dominate neighbours with 'heavy metal diplomacy'.

Germany: Politics in times of terror (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 22 December 2016

Initial reactions from the public have been marked by collective grief but not by calls for revenge.

The EU’s migration policy in Africa: five ways forward (Commentary)

Mattia Toaldo & Luca Barana - 08 December 2016

The European Union is not helpless in the face of migration flows from sub-Saharan Africa. Here is how it can act.

The bear in the room: François Fillon and the lurch towards Russia (Commentary)

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil - 29 November 2016

No EU head of state has yet dared to break the EU’s consensus on Russian sanctions. Will François Fillon be the first?

Can governance Trump guns? European security after the US elections (Commentary)

Mark Galeotti - 21 November 2016

Rather than trying to duplicate NATO, the EU should instead focus on 'hybrid defence'.

Europeans will now decide what Europe will be (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 18 November 2016

The answer for European countries in the age of Trump lies in genuine integration of territorial defence.