When the German president, foreign minister, and defense minister gave speeches at the 2014 Munich Security conference—speeches now recognized as watershed moments in Germany security policy—hope began to blossom in France. Would German defense and security policy finally become “normal?” Many...
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The 1970s were a decade of anti-war movements. Willy Brandt received the Nobel Peace Prize for his détente policy toward the Eastern Bloc – and West German defense spending peaked at 3.13 percent of GDP in 1975. Clearly, those days are long gone.
In Helsinki, Putin Can Grant Trump Great Success, of Sorts Order from Chaos, Brookings' blog, July 16, 2018
The July 16, 2018, face-to-face between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin is both entirely natural and extremely unconventional, very encouraging and deeply disturbing.
Conceptualizing the middle class in a developmental state: Narratives and expectations in Ethiopia African Affairs, vol. 117, n° 468, 1 July 2018, pp. 439–461
The category ‘middle class’ was used increasingly throughout the 2010s to identify social changes occurring in African countries, including Ethiopia. However, the category itself is hard to define and has been employed to describe very diverse socio-economic dynamics.
In light of transatlantic tensions and a deteriorated security environment, European security affairs are at the crossroads.
Rival public diplomacies in the Ukrainian crisis : RT and Ukraine Today Revue d’études comparatives Est-Ouest, vol. 49, n°2, 2018
The Ukrainian crisis has brought to light the key role played by new international networks as instruments of public diplomacy in time of war. Focusing on RT and Ukraine Today in the asymmetrical conflict between Russia and Ukraine, this article analyzes the operation and strategies of...
The Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum announced by the United States in March would, if applied, have little direct impact on the French economy, but rather point toward a broader trend of protectionism and economic nationalism and a widening gap in transatlantic relations that is...
Mind the Gap: How France and Germany Can Spearhead Joint Foreign Policy Initiatives Now DGAPkompakt 4b, April 2018
In light of the current instability on Europe’s borders and uncertainties about the international role of the US under the administration of President Donald Trump, it is high time for Franco-German foreign policy initiatives. With the formation of a new German government, a window of...
Washington Should Help Europe Achieve 'Strategic Autonomy', Not Fight It War On The Rocks, April 12, 2018
In 2016, the European Union issued its Global Strategy, the Union’s latest foreign and security policy strategy document. The strategy “nurtures the ambition of strategic autonomy for the European Union”. American policymakers’ feelings about these aspirations are, to say the least,...
European Foreign Policy in 2027: Preparing for the Unexpected Workshop Report, French-German Future Dialogue 2017
What risks might the European Union be facing in 2027? Shaken by growing internal agitation as well as wider geopolitical developments, the European Union (EU) needs to redefine its role on the world scene while strengthening its core project. Integration has taken place on all...