Foreign policy & defence

Judy Asks: Is Central Europe destroying EU solidarity?

Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska
05 October 2016
Carnegie Europe
Central Europe's defiant approach toward the refugee crisis has undermined EU unity, but it has not triggered its erosion.

CER podcast: Last week in EU affairs

Sophia Besch, Ian Bond, Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska
20 September 2016
Sophia Besch talks to Ian Bond and Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska about the Bratislava summit, President Jean-Claude Juncker's State of the European Union address and defence union proposals.

Minus Britain, the EU brainstorms in Bratislava

Sophia Besch
16 September 2016
IISS
As Brussels and European Union capitals get back into their political rhythm again after the summer break, the EU meeting in Bratislava on Friday 16 September is set to be anything but business as usual.
Always look on the dark side of life: How Britain got the EU wrong

Always look on the dark side of life: How Britain got the EU wrong

05 September 2016
Krytyka
When the British people voted by 52 to 48 per cent on June 23rd to leave the European Union, the political and financial establishment was shocked. Why had so many ordinary Britons voted for a leap into the unknown?

CER podcast: 5 questions on territorial disputes in the South China Sea

Sophia Besch, Rem Korteweg
26 July 2016
Sophia Besch talks to Rem Korteweg about reactions to the recent UN tribunal ruling from the region, the US and the EU, and the difficult balance between power politics and international law.

CER podcast: 5 questions on the attempted coup in Turkey

Sophia Besch, Rem Korteweg
20 July 2016
Sophia Besch talks to Rem Korteweg about the implications for the EU, NATO and Turkey’s European trajectory.

El cambio de Turquía amenaza a Europa

Sophia Besch
19 July 2016
La Razon
La mano dura del Gobierno turco con los supuestos golpistas deja a los líderes europeos en un lugar bastante complicado.

Don’t panic! Turkey won’t be joining the EU anytime soon

Rem Korteweg
16 June 2016
The Spectator
The Leave campaign sees the EU-Turkey accession talks as a reason to drum up fears about migration. In fact, it is a red herring.

Russia using refugee crisis to divide the West

08 June 2016
Anadolu Post
Russia is deploying a raft of measures, from propaganda to threats of nuclear war in an effort to divide and weaken the West. After a slow start, the West is responding.

Waging war on the myth of an EU army

Sophia Besch
07 June 2016
Politico
As the referendum nears and Britain's EU debate becomes less evidence-based, Brexiteers are tapping into deep-rooted tropes of Euroscepticism guaranteed to alarm the British public.

Is the EU responsible for the crisis in Ukraine?

26 May 2016
Prospect
Many of those demanding Brexit blame the EU for blundering into Ukraine and setting off a chain reaction that led to bloody civil war.
TTIP is no reason to leave the EU

TTIP is no reason to leave the EU

Rem Korteweg
23 May 2016
EurActiv
Opposition to TTIP has become a rallying cry for supporters of Brexit. Its critics are relying on myths about trade agreements in general, and about TTIP and the NHS in particular, writes Rem Korteweg.
No, TTIP is not a good reason for Britain to leave the European Union

No, TTIP is not a good reason for Britain to leave the European Union

Rem Korteweg
18 May 2016
The Telegraph
Britain’s Eurosceptics on the Left and Right have found common cause in objecting to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
Liam Fox is wrong to suggest that the EU controls the Foreign Office

Liam Fox is wrong to suggest that the EU controls the Foreign Office

14 May 2016
The Spectator
Former Defence Secretary Dr Liam Fox told an audience at the Royal United Services Institute last week that the Foreign Office had been reduced to “little more than the EU embassy in Whitehall”.

If you're voting for Brexit because you think British troops will be called up to an EU army, you've been horribly misled

Sophia Besch
11 May 2016
The Independent
Britain's Eurosceptics have spent years frightening people with the idea of an 'EU army' and the subject is once again rearing its head in the referendum campaign.
What does Davutoglu's resignation mean for Turkey and the EU?

What does Davutoglu's resignation mean for Turkey and the EU?

Rem Korteweg
05 May 2016
The Spectator
Ahmet Davutoglu’s resignation comes at a sensitive moment for the EU’s migration deal with Turkey. Why did the prime minister fall from the sultan’s favour, and what does it mean?

CER podcast: Five questions on the implications of a Brexit for the EU

Ian Bond, Sophia Besch
04 May 2016
In the first of a series of podcasts on the implications of a Brexit for the EU, Sophia Besch talks to CER's director of foreign policy Ian Bond.

Judy Asks: Will TTIP happen?

Rem Korteweg, Timothy Adamson, Krzysztof Bledowski, Reinhard Bütikofer, Uri Dadush, Stefan Mair, Gianni Riotta, Marietje Schaake, Claudia Schmucker, Ashley Tellis
27 April 2016
Carnegie Europe
A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.

What would a post-Brexit EU be like?

21 April 2016
Prospect
If the UK voted to leave the European Union, Britain would certainly change - for better or worse, depending on your point of view. But the rest of the EU would change too.

Euractiv stakeholder workshop: What will TTIP mean for the UK?

Rem Korteweg
31 March 2016
Rem Korteweg talks to Euractiv at their stakeholder workshop on: TTIP, what does it mean for the UK?