The Next Two Years in EU-U.S. Relations

03/04/2019 | by Dr. Jana Puglierin | Security

Transatlantic relations have been in a permanent state of emergency since President Donald Trump took office in 2017: for the first time since World War II, a U.S. president is not only calling into question his country’s security guarantee for Europe but also being openly skeptical of, if not hostile to, the EU.

Publications

  • Technology and Strategy

    Hypersonic Weapon Systems Will Decrease Global Strategic Stability – and Current Control Regimes Won’t Do

    von Torben Schütz | Security
    DGAPkompakt 4 (March 2019), 6 pp.

    Technology and Strategy

    Hypersonic weapon systems will alter the global strategic landscape. They will compress reaction times, increase ambiguity of military actions, and may lead to the weaponization of space. With no effective defenses against such systems in sight, all actors will face less stability – regardless of whether or not they field hypersonic weapon systems themselves. Germany and Europe should explore options to mitigate these risks through arms control, export controls, and confidence-building measures.

  • Nord Stream 2: The Dead-End of Germany’s Ostpolitik

    von Stefan Meister
    Berlin Policy Journal, 20. Februar 2019

    The fight about the pipeline was supposed to give Germany cause to rethink its foreign-policy. Instead, Berlin is supporting a project that will hurt its credibility.

  • Deterrence and Arms Control

    Europe’s Security without the INF Treaty: Political and Strategic Options for Germany and NATO

    von Dr. Christian Mölling, Heinrich Brauß | Arms Control and WMD
    DGAPkompakt 2 (February 2019), 4 pp.

    Deterrence and Arms Control

    In response to Russia’s breach of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, the US will withdraw from the accord. As a result, Europe loses a central pillar of its security. Russia’s threat potential rises due to its intermediate-range missiles. They could split NATO into two zones of security and lead Moscow to assume it holds escalation dominance. Germany and NATO should review their defense policy options. NATO’s unity and credible deterrence, complemented by dialogue with Moscow, are key.

Events

Protecting Europe:
Meeting the EU’s Military Level of Ambition in the Context of Brexit
28/11/2018 | 15:30 - 17:00
Book presentation: Geopolitics and Security: A New Strategy for the South Caucasus
17/05/2018 | 13:00 - 14:30 | DGAP | Caucasian States of the former Soviet Union, Security
Category: Security, Caucasian States of the former Soviet Union
The other Transatlantic Relationship
Canada’s Defence Partnership with Germany and Europe
26/04/2018 | 13:30 - 15:00 | DGAP | Security
Category: Security
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