Continuing the series of contributions from the speakers at the 6-7 February Egmont – Raytheon event on « The European Defence of Europe », Egmont publishes a policy brief by our Clingendael colleague Dick Zandee.
European countries continue to have different political views (…)
Most comments about the latest developments in the French presidential campaign have concentrated on their internal impact, and this is normal. One must now however underestimate their external impact, because it could become huge. (…)
Without the EU, there can be no NATO. Can we please sell this message to the US? (…)
Following up on his intervention at the successful conference on The European Defence of Europe?, which Egmont organized with the support of Raytheon on 6-7 February, Heinz Krieb outlines the steps Europe needs to take in order to be able to project power. (…)
While NATO has been called obsolete, its current relevance is clear. Without US support, the cost of European security increases dramatically. Europeans therefore cannot continue avoiding the call for more equitable burden-sharing in the NATO alliance.
An Alliance whose credibility mostly depends on a single member cannot be maintained. Only an autonomous Europe can define its interests and choose with whom it can cooperate to defend them, in full flexibility. (…)
After many years of British advocacy of an outward-oriented EU, the prospect of Brexit threatens to leave the continent more introspective and less engaged in world affairs than ever before. Yet there may be a silver lining: the coming period of retrenchment may serve both the UK and the EU as a painful but educational reminder of the importance of European (…)
With the opinion of Alexander Mattelaer.
Article written by Alexander Mattelaer (in Dutch).
Interview with Jean-Christophe Hoste on the situation in Somalia.
Interview with Sven Biscop.
Interview with Thomas Renard