Building Europeans’ Capacity to Defend Themselves


Mark Leonard launches ECFR’s special summer series on European sovereignty with a discussion of the continent’s security and defence policy. He is joined by Nick Witney, a senior policy fellow at ECFR with a wealth of experience in diplomacy and defence strategy. Witney discusses how today’s strategically-divergent Europeans can collectively bolster their defence capabilities to offset new pressures from Russia and the southern border as well as reduce their reliance on the Americans.

This podcast was recorded on Friday, 12 July 2019.


Spanish soldiers at the European Best Sniper Squad Competition in Bavaria, Germany, on 24 October 2016. Photo by Gertrud Zach. (cropped) - CC BY

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