Do remotely-piloted aircraft offer Europeans a ’silver bullet’ weapon to press down their foes? Or can they only be used in conjunction with a new strategy? What sort of strategic thinking is needed to ensure that such new air systems are used optimally during future European military operations?
In the second of European Geostrategy’s interview series, James Rogers speaks to Sven Biscop about European ‘grand strategy’ in light of the Euro crisis, British-French military co-operation and the overthrow of regimes in Northern Africa.
Does the European Union need to redraft its security strategy from 2003 (and 2008)? No, it does not. It would be a largely pointless exercise, leading to the securitisation of more issues that would distract Europeans from their main problem: an inability to come to terms with power and the primacy of politics. What Europeans actually need goes far deeper…
What happened to the ‘Blair doctrine’? During the late 1990s and early 2000s, the European Union was re-articulated as a global power. Why has this ceased? Why is it a negative development? And how can it be reversed?
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.
What role does the European Union have in the Sahel region? Is it an effective or ineffective power? How can the European Union’s Member States improve their collective action in the region? How can Brussels extend its influence?
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?