Articles on New European Security Initiative

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

Laws on LAWS? Germany’s place in the ‘killer robot’ debate (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 05 September 2018

Germany – and all Europeans – need to get on with agreeing not only the technical rules around lethal autonomous weapons, but also whether we really want to delegate decisions over life and death to machines

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

Destination unknown: The EU’s many-faceted migration fears (Commentary)

Pawel Zerka - 31 July 2018

As our new Security Scorecard shows, Europeans have diverging perceptions of security challenges facing them - however, all but one EU governments see uncontrolled migration as a national security threat.

The power of the blacklist: The European Parliament’s proposed Magnitsky Act (Commentary)

Clara Portela - 19 July 2018

Sergei Magnitsky's death inspired the US to enact a law blacklisting individuals and seizing their assets. The EU is jumping on the bandwagon. 

Poland, Hungary, and the slipping façade of democracy (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 11 July 2018

The EU has thus far been unable to prevent democratic backsliding - what will it do in Hungary and Poland?