Today the debate over European ‘strategic autonomy’ revolves mostly around the military aspects of the EU security and defence policy. However, the Union’s added value vis-à-vis other actors in the field has often been within the civilian realm.
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Whilst unbridgeable differences regarding the Ban Treaty exist, the urgent need to prevent the unacceptable humanitarian consequences of the use of nuclear weapons and risks this weaponry entails must be of shared concern, argues Ambassador Alexander Kmentt
Although the EU’s increased defence efforts and states’ diverging industrial interests will inevitably create tensions in the short-term, these should not be allowed to poison transatlantic relations.
Ahead of the EU-China Summit, Dr Yu Jie argues that given an increasingly fractious relationship with Washington, China will be looking to adjust its strategic bilateral partnerships in Europe.
Former NATO Secretary-General and ELN member, Anders Fogh Rasmussen argues that the EU and NATO must work more closely together – as partners, not rivals.
Ahead of its 70th anniversary, Lukasz Kulesa and Anna Wieslander, argue a new strategic concept is needed in NATO.
Dr Ulrich Kuhn responds to calls that the EU could diffuse the current INF Treaty crisis by initiating independent talks with Moscow.
Some have suggested that the US held the Warsaw Summit to “get back in the game” after feeling left out of the E4/EU format for dialogue with Iran. One year after its creation, Riccardo Alcaro comments on the E4/EU format’s importance and greater potential.
Former NATO Assistant Secretary-General for Defence Policy and Planning and ELN Member, (ret.) Lieutenant General Heinrich Brauss, reflects on Alliance readiness in NATO’s 70th year.