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Europe’s Greatest Gamblers: Anticipating Wars of the Future and Why European Leaders Are Choosing to Ignore Such Possibilities

August 15, 2018

Anticipating war is out of fashion, yet the potential destruction and impact on global society of a major war are huge.   By James M R Thorp   Back in February, Elisabeth Braw wrote an article for POLITICO titled, ‘Europe isn’t ready to face modern threats’. Braw’s case is that NATO is ‘preparing for the … Continue reading “Europe’s Greatest Gamblers: Anticipating Wars of the Future and Why European Leaders Are Choosing to Ignore Such Possibilities”


Grand Coalition Deal: What to Expect from Germany’s next Government in Foreign and Security Policy

February 26, 2018

  By Felix Manig Five months after the September 2017 elections, the ‘grand coalition’ deal between Angela Merkel’s centre-right CDU, her sister-party CSU and the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) is set to end unprecedented political stalemate in Germany. While the deal hinges on a final approval by the 460,000 members of the SPD base in … Continue reading “Grand Coalition Deal: What to Expect from Germany’s next Government in Foreign and Security Policy”


Extremism, environment, and new security dynamics: Strife in conversation with RUSI Director, Dr. Karin von Hippel

June 2, 2016

Interviewed by: Harris Kuemmerle Harris Kuemmerle – Where do you see climate change fitting within the wider European security dynamic moving forward? Do you feel that European policy makers adequately appreciate the security risks of climate change? Or is it still seen as somewhat of a secondary security issue? Karin von Hippel – I think … Continue reading “Extremism, environment, and new security dynamics: Strife in conversation with RUSI Director, Dr. Karin von Hippel”


After the European Elections: It’s time to make the case for Europe

May 26, 2014

By Claire Yorke: Waking up to the European election results this morning I was drawn to a book of Historic Tables by S. H. Steinberg from 1949 that documents the history of the world from 58BC to the end of the Second World War. Through its pages it charts the key dates and events that … Continue reading “After the European Elections: It’s time to make the case for Europe”


Obama, NATO and the Brussels Response

March 28, 2014

By Zachary Wolfraim: Editor’s note: On Wednesday, March 26, US President Obama visited Brussels to recommit his position to the NATO alliance. This piece is a response by a former NATO consultant who attended the event. * This speech was initially meant to discuss the transatlantic relationship, events in the Ukraine conspired to turn the … Continue reading “Obama, NATO and the Brussels Response”


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