Foreign policy & defence

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EDSP

Time for Mr ESDP?

Daniel Keohane
01 October 2002
The EU's attempt to create a viable defence policy ­ born of Franco British parentage at Saint Malo four years ago ­ has, so far, made only limited progress.
Bulletin issue 26

Issue 26 - 2002

Steven Everts, David Hannay, Daniel Keohane
27 September 2002
Eastern Europe

Don't create Eastern Eurosceptics

Heather Grabbe
05 August 2002
The EU is in danger of turning the east Europeans into eurosceptics, even before they join the Union. For the past decade, they have seen EU membership as about gaining a nice starry flag and a better way of life.
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Issue 25 - 2002

Heather Grabbe, Alasdair Murray
26 July 2002
Business in the Balkans

Business in the Balkans: The case for cross-border co-operation

Liz Barrett
05 July 2002
The logic of the single market should be applied to the Balkans so that the region can achieve peace and economic growth. Yet this requires co-operation among people that in some cases have recently been at war.
The Benes decrees: Implications for EU enlargement

The Benes decrees: Implications for EU enlargement

Heather Grabbe
07 June 2002
This year's succession of election campaigns in Central and Eastern Europe has seen an increasing willingness on the part of right-wing populists to play up historical injustices and past hatreds to gain political advantage.
EU foreign policy: From bystander to actor

EU foreign policy: From bystander to actor

Steven Everts
03 May 2002
If Europe’s leaders want the EU to play a meaningful role in global diplomacy, they must implement a series of fundamental reforms. At a minimum, they should abolish the rotating presidency, create a new Foreign Policy Council and give a right of initiative to the High Representative for foreign policy,...
The Barcelona scorecard

The Barcelona scorecard: The status of economic reform in the enlarging EU

Edward Bannerman
03 May 2002
Only a new 'High Representative for Economic Policy' can ensure the EU meets its 2010 target of becoming "the most dynamic and competitive knowledge-based economy in the world".
Shaping a credible EU foreign policy

Shaping a credible EU foreign policy

Steven Everts
05 February 2002
It is clear that Europe needs to pool its resources if it wants to play a greater role in the world. But progress towards a coherent and effective EU foreign policy has been slow. Steven Everts examines the reasons why – and offers an agenda for reform.
Constructive duplication

Constructive duplication: Reducing EU reliance on US military assets

Dr Kori Schake
04 January 2002
In 'Constructive duplication', Kori Schake asserts that the Bush administration has taken a positive approach to the European Union's attempts to develop a military capability.
NATO

NATO's big bang

Andrew Cottey
03 December 2001
In 2002 NATO has a rare opportunity to enhance stability in Eastern Europe and build a new relationship with Russia. At the Prague summit in November, the alliance should offer membership to seven countries - Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

Such a 'Big Bang' would consolidate pro-western democratic...
EU presidency

Time to abolish the EU's rotating presidency

Steven Everts
03 December 2001
The EU performance in foreign policy in the aftermath of September 11th has been underwhelming. European leaders have maintained unity on the substance of policy - a major step forward compared with the situation a decade ago.
Terrorism

A focused campaign not a crusade

By Steven Everts
01 October 2001
As America comes to terms with the massive terrorist attacks on September 11, and as it frames and implements its response, the key question for Europe is: what should its role be?
France, Germany and "hard-core" Europe

France, Germany and "hard-core" Europe

01 August 2001
In Paris, thinking on the future of the EU tends to focus on two French worries. One is the decline of the Franco-German relationship, and the consequent threat to French influence.
Time to act in the Middle East

Time to act in the Middle East

Steven Everts
01 June 2001
Once again the Middle East is facing a crisis with rising levels of hatred and violence on all sides. The death toll in the "second" intifadah stands at 450 Palestinians and around 100 Israelis and is rising. As a result, the prospects for a comprehensive peace accord are slipping ever further away.
EU should duplicate NATO assets

EU should duplicate NATO assets

Kori Schake
01 June 2001
Many American policy-makers are worried that the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) could undermine NATO and damage the transatlantic relationship.
Profiting from EU enlargement

Profiting from EU enlargement

Heather Grabbe
01 June 2001
Heather Grabbe weights up the risks of enlargement against the extra trade, investment and stability that enlargement will provide and argues that the price for the existing members will be small.
Bulletin issue 18

Issue 18 - 2001

Steven Everts, John Monks, Kori Schake
25 May 2001
Europe's military revolution

Europe's military revolution

Charles Grant, Gilles Andréani, Christoph Bertram
02 March 2001
The creation of the single European currency, a revolutionary innovation for the European Union (EU), has provoked tumultuous debate across the continent and beyond. Yet the EU's plans for a common defence policy have - thus far - attracted less attention.
Unilateral America? Lightweight Europe?

Unilateral America? Lightweight Europe? Managing divergence in transatlantic foreign policy

Steven Everts
02 February 2001
The election of George W Bush as the new US President has caused uneasiness in Europe, both at the level of individual states and that of the European Union (EU). Bush has assembled an impressive team to work on foreign policy, including Colin Powell as the new Secretary of State,...