Over the past year, many commentators have looked to the ascendancy of Germany – often with a degree of nervousness and trepidation – as the European Union’s pre-eminent Member State. But what are the prospects for Germany – as well as Britain and France – in the longer term?
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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?
Is Germany at the end of History? Will it turn the European continent into a museum or an old people’s home? Can Europeans be saved from becoming the Last Men?
As the Libya intervention loses momentum, European leaders have started to look for other ways to unseat the regime of Colonel Gaddafi. Has the time come to send in ground troops?
It is now more than a week since the coalition – led by Britain, France and the United States – began airstrikes against Colonel Gaddafi’s regime in Tripoli. What are the top ten consequences (so far)?
The public split over military intervention in Libya call for some off-the-cuff reflections on the evolution of regional geopolitics in Europe, particularly concerning the role of Germany, France and Britain on the regional chessboard. What does Germany’s abstention mean for European politics?
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.
European leaders have demanded Colonel Gaddafi step down from power amid growing uprisings in Libya. They must now follow through their words with actions. There must not be another ‘hour of Europe’. Nonetheless, Europeans must also temper their interest in their southern neighbours with a dose of realism and clear strategic thinking.
What events during the last ten years are geopolitically significant? Which of those events are likely to have long-lasting implications for international relations during the twenty-first century?
Will the new Franco-British military entente lead to a closer European military enterprise under ‘neo-Norman’ guidance? Or will it lead both Britain and France, along with the rest of Europe, to Saxondom? Only time will tell – along with careful consideration by London and Paris.