Foreign policy & defence

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?

Judy Asks: Is Russia Europe's biggest threat?

21 February 2016
Carnegie Europe
Russia poses a serious threat to Europe, both in the military arena and in cyberspace.
The global case for staying in the EU

The global case for staying in the EU

19 February 2016
The New Statesman
Brexit would be bad not just for Britain but also for Europe and the rest of the world.

ABC News: Russia's looming role in Syrian peace talks

03 February 2016
Syrian peace talks aimed at ending the country's five year war are struggling to get off the ground amid continued air strikes from Russia. Ian Bond, the director of foreign policy at the Centre for European Reform, discusses Russia's role in the UN-brokered talks.

Judy Asks: Will the next US president care about Europe?

Rem Korteweg
03 February 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.
Video speech by Sandro Gozi, 18 January 2016

Video speech by Sandro Gozi, 18 January 2016

Sandro Gozi
18 January 2016
Speech by Sandro Gozi, Undersecretary for Europe, Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Rome delivered to the CER/Istituto Affari Internazionali seminar on 'Between power and rules: The geopolitics of TTIP', Rome

Video speech by Marietje Schaake MEP

Marietje Schaake
18 January 2016
Speech by Marietje Schaake MEP delivered to the CER/Istituto Affari Internazionali seminar on 'Between power and rules: The geopolitics of TTIP', Rome
Will Iran and Saudi Arabia go to war?

Judy Asks: Will Iran and Saudi Arabia go to war?

Rem Korteweg
06 January 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.

Debunking three myths about TTIP

Rem Korteweg, Douglas Grant
10 November 2015
CapX
Over the last couple of years a menacing and secretive global power, known only by its acronym, has emerged. It operates across borders, with scant regard for international law – let alone the lives of those under its rule. Left unchecked, it poses an existential threat to Western civilisation.

Judy Asks: Can Merkel survive the refugee crisis?

Christian Odendahl, Sophia Besch
21 October 2015
Carnegie Europe
Every week, a selection of leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.