The European Union Institute for Security Studies publishes a new report on the future of European armed forces. Can Europeans remain militarily powerful in the third decade of the twenty-first century?
In the third edition of European Geostrategy’s ‘Long Posts’, Daniel Fiott analyses the importance of the European military-industrial base. Why is this element of European industrial infrastructure so important? Why must it be maintained as European?
European Geostrategy publishes its first Long Post on the rise of military co-operation among the Central European countries. Written by two experts in military policy at the National Public Service University in Budapest and the Hungarian Ministry of Defence, the Long Post offers a number of recommendations as to how co-operation can be developed further.
It is often forgotten that deterrence is the ultimate objective of armed force. But Europeans seem to have forgotten how to deploy it. Why does Brussels need a fly swat? And how should that swat be used?
Is Declan Ganley an anti-European, or a pro-European in disguise? Why is European integration failing to deliver growth and security? How might a new Europe be re-constituted democratically in light of falling public support?
The British-French alliance could be the foundation for a new European military policy. What must London and Paris do to facilitate a stronger European military and enhance their ability to project power overseas?
Germany has frustrated British and French proposals for a no-fly-zone to protect civilians in Libya. The Libyan debacle is turning out similarly to the collapse of Yugoslavia twenty years ago. Europeans are divided, with Germany unwilling and unable to play a constructive role.