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Take Cybersecurity Seriously
Judy Dempsey asks Stefan Meister and other experts: Can Europe Deal With Cyberattacks?
by Stefan Meister
"Judy Asks," Carnegie Europe Blog, May 17, 2017
As part of her "Strategic Europe" blog for Carnegie Europe's website, Judy Dempsey asked a selection of foreign and security policy experts, including the DGAP's Stefan Meister, about Cyberattacks
Europe and Iran
The Nuclear Deal and Beyond
by Cornelius Adebahr
Europe and Iran The Nuclear Deal and Beyond, by Cornelius Adebahr, 2017 Routledge, 196 pages
The EU’s approach to Iran has emerged as one of the few successes of European foreign policy. Still, its role in international negotiations from 2003, as much as its broader approach to Iran, are generally poorly appreciated by policy-makers in Europe, the United States, and around the world.
Not a Foregone Conclusion
Not a Foregone ConclusionMacron’s Election may be Good News for Europe, but France’s Euroscepticism has not yet been put to rest
by Claire Demesmay, Julie Hamann
Published by International Politics and Society, May 8, 2017
It is no secret that Emmanuel Macron expects a great deal from cooperation with Berlin.
Russia’s Quest for a New Security Order
An audio interview with Pavel Baev
by Juulia Barthel
At the DGAP’s new Strategy Group on Russia and the Eastern Partnership, Pavel Baev (professor at the Peace Research Institute, Oslo) discussed the logic and objectives of Russian security policy. Juulia Barthel (DGAP) spoke with him about what drives Russia’s strategic approach and the resources available to fund its policies. Please click below to listen to the interview.
Is Populism on the Run?
Judy Dempsey Asks Milan Nič and Other Experts
by Milan Nič
Carnegie Europe Blog, April 2017
Milan Nič argues that relief at the first round of the French presidential elections might be misguided: not only did populist candidates altogether receive almost half the vote, the Front National could also win June’s parliamentary elections. While several European countries are in fact already governed by populists, Europe continues to face the danger of populism seeping into the mainstream and shaping agendas – irrespective of whether populists win an election.
Three Challenges for a Macron Presidency
Three Challenges for a Macron Presidency And Two Recommendations for Germany
by Daniela Schwarzer
DGAPstandpunkt 5 (April 25, 2017), 3 pages
Emmanuel Macron's presidency could be the last chance for liberal-minded politicians in France to reform the country – and the EU. Failure to do so could pave the way in five years’ time for a far-right or far-left president who would then begin undoing the EU.
Dark clouds over free trade in G20
by Claudia Schmucker
First published by Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations, 4 April 2017
President Trump’s “America First” rhetoric has eroded support for the commitments that leaders made at previous G20 summits regarding trade: rejecting protectionism and strengthening the multilateral trading system. What implications does this have for global trade? Will the more moderate voices in the administration get heard?
Balkan Troubles
Balkan TroublesThe six countries of the Western Balkans need the EU’s full attention.
by Milan Nič
Berlin Policy Journal, March 31, 2017
Russia, and to a lesser extent Turkey, have increased their efforts to destabilize the European Union’s “inner courtyard” of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, and Serbia. Brussels – and Berlin – urgently need to reengage. After an extended absence, the Western Balkans finally returned to the European agenda at the March 9 EU summit. The DGAP's new Central Europe expert contributes to the DGAP's Berlin Policy Journal.
China’s Inroads into Central, Eastern, and South Eastern Europe
China’s Inroads into Central, Eastern, and South Eastern EuropeRegional and Global Implications for Germany and the EU
by Jacopo Maria Pepe
DGAPanalyse 3 (March 2017), 11pp.
Could China’s quiet but steadily rising penetration of Central Europe bear risks for the EU?
Assessing the 2017 Munich Security Conference
Assessing the 2017 Munich Security ConferenceThe liberal order is under unprecedented pressure
by Daniela Schwarzer, Sylke Tempel
The stakes were high, expectations even higher at this year’s Munich Security Conference (MSC): The liberal order, created by the United States after World War II, is under pressure, not least – ironically enough – from the new US administration. The social, political, and economic consequences of technological innovation are enormous. And there is, at least in Western liberal democracies, a growing sense of uncertainty. Did the 53rd MSC provide some orientation?
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