Articles on New European Security Initiative

Beware of mission-accomplished syndrome: Germany and European defence (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 10 August 2020

It is ill-advised for Germany to be complacent on common European defence – especially at a moment when the country holds the presidency of the Council of the EU.

Russia’s nuclear deterrence principles: what they imply, and what they do not (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 12 June 2020

Russia’s nuclear policy has long been shrouded in secrecy. But a newly published presidential decree on nuclear deterrence clarifies some issues while still leaving ample room for speculation.

Germany, the Tornado, and the future of NATO (Commentary)

Rafael Loss - 30 April 2020

Germany’s nuclear sharing role in NATO is no given – and what political leaders in Berlin do next will have implications for the whole alliance.

How Europe can avert a clash over the Iran arms embargo (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 29 April 2020

France, Germany, and the United Kingdom will have to decide whether to support the US cause to extend the UN embargo or oppose it. But neither option is ideal.

A chance for accountability: Why Germany should welcome an ICC investigation into the situation in Palestine (Commentary)

René Wildangel - 29 April 2020

Germany has adopted a position that the Israeli government will likely interpret as support for its policies of occupation and settlement.

Land of the lost: My trip to the Munich Security Conference (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 14 February 2020

With such a smorgasbord of offerings, most people eat the familiar food and leave the conference pleasantly full of the same ideas that they entered with.

The search for freedom of action: Macron’s speech on nuclear deterrence (Commentary)

Tara Varma - 07 February 2020

The French president reached out to the rest of Europe on Russia, the transatlantic relationship, and European solidarity.

 

How a dispute over European ISIS members split a ruling coalition (Commentary)

Anthony Dworkin - 24 January 2020

Despite the many risks of inaction, European governments are reluctant to repatriate ISIS supporters due to fear of the political consequences.

Control issues: The UK’s defence procurement woes (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 14 January 2020

The UK Ministry of Defence has shown a chronic lack of decision discipline, sometimes undermining its role in joint European projects.

Soleimani strike: Loosening future restraints on military action? (Commentary)

Anthony Dworkin - 07 January 2020

The drone strike against Soleimani marks a novel shift in targeted killing, dangerous to the global order.