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European Defense

Europe by Numbers: Plane Accounting

Does Europe have the military power to implement Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer’s idea for a protection zone in Syria?


On external relations, the next European Commission needs to
think bigger than its predecessors.


By rejecting the manner in which the EU develops into a defense actor, Washington risks losing its ability to shape that discussion.


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


Of course transparency on NATO’s Eastern flank is important. But until Russia stops its provocations, it will be hard to reduce tensions. 


In the new world of great power competition, European cooperation is vital for survival.

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 …


How a sailing ship came to represent all that’s wrong with Germany’s Bundeswehr.


The German chancellor indicated to the European Parliament she will push for a shift away from decades of Atlanticist foreign policy.


The question of whether Germany needs to develop its own nuclear weapon is leading nowhere. It makes more sense to think about realistic scenarios …

Thereʼve been many misconceptions around the European Intervention Initaitve (E2I), launched in 2017. Amid a promising start, sticking points are mostly tests for Franco-German …


Berlin wants to move toward a more integrated European defense policy. Given the sorry state of the Bundeswehr, this sounds hollow.


The second day of the MSC laid bare some of the challenges facing Europe and the global community, with Russia and Turkey taking the floor.


Day One of the Munich Security Conference started with a stark warning to the world – and some signs that Europe will get serious on defense.


There’s never been a better chance to beef up European defense.


The US and Europe seem to be pulling apart. But there is still space for meaningful transatlantic cooperation.