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Between Old and New World Order
Between Old and New World OrderRussia’s Foreign and Security Policy Rationale
by Stefan Meister, Pavel Baev, Pavel Felgenhauer, Alexander Golts, Alexander Kolbin, Peter Pomerantsev
DGAPkompakt 19 (September 2018). 30 pp.
Political decision-making under Vladimir Putin is informed by a military-technological rationale, and military might is seen as a main tool of Russian foreign policy. Modern nuclear capabilities are key for Russia as they are regarded an effective bargaining chip that will also bring Moscow back to eye-level vis-à-vis the US. Yet, the Kremlin regards all manners of hybrid warfare – including disinformation, cyber-attacks and Russian-engineered international media coverage – as equally legitimate.
EU Civilian Crisis Management
EU Civilian Crisis ManagementHow the Union Can Live up to Its Ambitions – or Stumble into Irrelevance
by Hannah Neumann, Carina Böttcher, Christian Mölling, Marie Wolf
DGAPkompakt 15 (July 2018), 6 pp.
Europe’s security situation has drastically changed. Current challenges can neither be tackled by member states individually, nor by military means alone. A new ambitious process at EU level gives member states the opportunity to improve the EU’s civilian crisis management and answer central questions. Most importantly though, member states need to increase their financial and personal commitments, if they want to prevent this trademark of European foreign policy from drifting into irrelevance.
Is Trump Wrong About NATO?
Judy asks Daniela Schwarzer and other experts
by Daniela Schwarzer
Judy Dempsey’s Strategic Europe Blog, July 11, 2018, Carnegie Europe
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 Director Daniela Schwarzer, wether Trump is wrong about NATO.
A difficult convergence: Franco-German cooperation during the refugee crisis
by Claire Demesmay
Annuaire français des relations internationales 2018, volume XIX, pp. 455-467
Migration and asylum policies in Europe point to a tension between the need for cooperation and the willingness to ensure national interests. Covering two distinct phases, which are articulated around Summer 2015, this article analyses how France and Germany have dealt with this tension. It examines both the bilateral dimension of their relationship and its impact in the European context, in order to define the criteria for successful Franco-German cooperation.
Can Europe Crack the Immigration Issue?
Judy Dempsey Asks Jana Puglierin and Other Experts
by Jana Puglierin
“Judy Asks,” Carnegie Europe Blog, June 28, 2018
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 Jana Puglierin, wether Europe can crack the immigration issue.
The price of success, the benefit of setbacks:
Alternative futures of EU-Ukraine relations
by Maria Davydchyk
Davydchyk, M., Mehlhausen, T., Priesmeyer-Tkocz, W., 2018. The price of success, the benefit of setbacks: Alternative futures of EU-Ukraine relations. Futures 97, 35–46. doi:10.1016/j.futures.2017.06.004
This article explores the various futures of relations between the European Union (EU) and Ukraine. After distilling two major drivers we construct a future compass in order to conceive of four futures of relations between the EU and Ukraine.
America Is More Than Trump
America Is More Than TrumpEurope Should Defend the Iran Deal without Burning Bridges to the US
by Thomas Gomart, Robin Niblett, Daniela Schwarzer, Nathalie Tocci
DGAPviewpoint 13, 2018, 2 pp.
In a bid to salvage the Iran Nuclear Deal, European leaders this week moved to protect European companies from the possible fallout of US sanctions against Iran. The steps taken to ensure commerce with Iran – among them the activation of the 1996 blocking statute – risk further alienation from the US. However, the EU will only be able to negotiate effectively with the US over Iran if it develops its own strategy. Fighting for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is a place to start.
Searching for a new foundation for German-Russian relations
by Stefan Meister
Russian International Affairs Council, May 14, 2018
Relations between Germany and Russia have always been fundamental for (peace and stability) Europe — whether in a negative way, for example remembering the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact on the eve of the Second World War, or in a positive way, as in the management of German unification, the end of the Soviet Union and the eastern enlargement of the EU.
Trump’s new ambassador to Germany should ruffle fewer feathers
by Heidi Obermeyer
The Hill, 10.05.2018
How Donald Trump drives Europe towards China
by Philipp Liesenhoff
The US under Trump is presenting itself to Europe as a less attractive ally for trade and climate policy, and China as a more attractive one, a German foreign policy expert writes.
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