European Strategy: Publications

Essay Collection

Europe’s digital sovereignty: From rulemaker to superpower in the age of US-China rivalry

Carla Hobbs (ed.) - 30 July, 2020

The EU cannot continue to rely on its regulatory power but must become a tech superpower in its own right. Referees do not win the game.

Policy Brief

The big engine that might: How France and Germany can build a geopolitical Europe

Jana Puglierin, Ulrike Esther Franke - 14 July, 2020

The EU Coalition Explorer survey reveals the importance of Germany and France within the EU, and the impact they can have when they cooperate with each other.

Policy Brief

Not smart enough: The poverty of European military thinking on artificial intelligence

Ulrike Esther Franke - 18 December, 2019

Failing to coordinate properly in the AI area could threaten future European defence cooperation, including PESCO and the European Defence

Policy Brief

Border games: Has Spain found an answer to the populist challenge on migration?

Shoshana Fine, José Ignacio Torreblanca - 3 September, 2019

Spain, and Europe, need a new story about migration – it remains to be seen how the country will put this into practice.

Independence play: Europe’s pursuit of strategic autonomy

Ulrike Esther Franke, Tara Varma - 18 July, 2019

To fulfil its true potential, the EU needs to end its strategic cacophony and focus on capability building

Policy Brief

Harnessing artificial intelligence

Ulrike Franke - 25 June, 2019

If Europe does not address these difficult questions soon it will find itself surrounded by more powerful rivals deploying AI against it

Policy Brief

No middle ground: Moving on from the crypto wars

Stefan Soesanto - 5 July, 2018

The ‘second crypto war’ is in full swing; European governments need to stop trying to defeat encryption and get more sophisticated themselves instead.

Policy Brief

Can Europe save the world order?

Anthony Dworkin, Mark Leonard - 24 May, 2018

The rules-based international order is under threat. The EU should place its defence at the centre of its global strategy.

Policy Brief

The Way Back: Brain Drain and Prosperity in the Western Balkans

Alida Vracic - 9 May, 2018

The EU should do more to promote circular migration as part of their ongoing pursuit of European integration.