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Sophia Besch
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is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for European Reform's (CER) Berlin office.

Ursula von der Leyen is “enthusiastically working toward a defense union.” Without a coordinated stance on European arms exports, this could prove difficult. 

All Hands on Deck

Concerns about fragmentation shape Berlin’s understanding of the EU’s Common Security and Defense Policy. That carries risks, especially with Brexit approaching. Germany, along with …

London is likely to use its security assets as bargaining chips in the Brexit negotiations.