New European Security Initiative: Publications

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

Machine politics: Europe and the AI revolution

Ulrike Franke & Paola Sartori - 11 July, 2019

The EU appears to be largely uninterested in AI’s geopolitical importance, but its member states can only influence the global development of AI if they act tog

Eyes tight shut: European attitudes towards nuclear deterrence

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil, Tara Varma, Nick Witney - 19 December, 2018

Europeans remain unwilling to renew their thinking on nuclear deterrence, despite growing strategic instability. Their stated goal of “strategic autonomy” will remain an empty phrase until they engage seriously on this matter. This intellectual under-investment…

The nightmare of the dark: The security fears that keep Europeans awake at night

Pawel Zerka, Susi Dennison, Ulrike Esther Franke - 23 July, 2018

Great power competition is increasingly shaping Europeans’ security environment, while other security threats are also on the rise, from terrorism and cyber attacks to climate change.

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

Alone in the desert? How France can lead Europe in the Middle East

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil - 10 April, 2018

France sees the MENA region as a state for foreign policy and great power politics and an opportunity to shape global politics and punch above its weight.

Policy Brief

Keeping Europe safe after Brexit

Findings of a reflection group led by Marta Dassù, Wolfgang Ischinger, Pierre Vimont, and Robert Cooper. Edited by Susi Dennison - 20 March, 2018

Policy Brief

The southern front line: EU counter-terrorism cooperation with Tunisia and Morocco

Anthony Dworkin and Fatim-Zohra El Malki - 15 February, 2018

European states should devote more effort to joint work on radicalisation with Morocco and Tunisia