Articles on Susi Dennison

EU solidarity abandoned on Mediterranean shores (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 12 November 2014

In the face of the deaths of thousands of migrants, the response of EU states has been chaotic and disjointed at best. 

Europe's foreign policy: Resilience meets mediocrity (Commentary)

Susi Dennison & Hans Kundnani - 05 March 2013

Europe’s image and soft power continues to fade around the world but Europe's foreign policy did not unravel in 2012. The EU managed to preserve the essence of its acquis diplomatique.


Does size matter? Small states and EU foreign policy (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 12 February 2013

The efforts of smaller states in 2012 give reason to hope that over time, the power that lies in the EU’s diversity could be unlocked and used to make the EU's foreign policy more effective.


The EU and Algeria: reasons for hope (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 14 December 2011

Algeria did not catch fire in the year of the Arab Spring, but this does not mean that it does not deserve the attention of the EU. Algeria needs to reform if it is to remain stable, and it needs European help to do so.


Scoring Europe's Southern neighbourhood (Commentary)

Susi Dennison & Anthony Dworkin - 01 April 2011

European countries are playing a central role in the Libyan intervention, and the EU is looking to help the transitions in Tunisia and Egypt. But before Mohammed Bouazizi set himself on fire, setting off the sequence of protests, how well did Europe perform when dealing with its southern neighbourhood last year?

Lessons from Tripoli (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 16 December 2010

There are two important lessons to be learned from last month's EU-Africa summit. First, Europe needs to reassert its diplomatic clout after a post-Lisbon period of uncertainty. Second, it needs to think more cleverly about how to promote its values in a world where our economic and political models are no longer unquestioningly accepted.

Egypt's election: Watch this space (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 30 November 2010

The first round of Egypt's elections suffered from irregularities and unfair competition, yet this received little coverage abroad. This must change, especially if Egypt is to be thought of as a benchmark for political progress in the wider Middle East.

To engage or not to engage? (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 26 November 2010

The EU-Africa summit is taking place in Libya. The country's lengthy history of human rights abuses put EU leaders in a difficult position over simple questions such as whether to attend. EU leaders should now put pressure on Colonel Gaddafi by posing difficult questions and backing this up with meaningful sanctions rather than just lip service.

Where does Liu Xiaobo's Nobel leave Europe? (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 08 October 2010

China's anger over the award of the Nobel peace prize to Liu Xiaobo leaves the EU with a hard question to answer: Should it stick to its human rights principles or should it look to compromise on its values in pursuit of the world's most important rising power?

Decision time for Afghanistan (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 17 September 2010

If the EU wants to be a credible promoter of democracy, it needs to highlight the achievement of holding elections in Afghanistan, rather than dwell too long on the undoubted imperfections. Many Afghans are taking part in the elections despite the danger of violence and concerns about corruption, and the polls are not just being imposed by the outside world.