Defence, Security and Tech

European defence: More smoke, but will there be fire?

There are plenty of ways Europe can improve defence co-ordination – if its leaders truly want to move down this path. The determining factor will be political will in national capitals.

Passing the buck? Berlin and the 2016 NATO Summit

For now, Germany can live with the results of the NATO summit in Warsaw. But if Germany's allies want an engaged partner on defence matters, they will need to engage in active public diplomacy to avoid German retrenchment. 

The European border guard: New in name only?

The migrant crisis has spurred reforms to Europe’s border agency Frontex, but it can only be as strong as member states allow it to be

Spain versus Russia’s kleptocracy

Let policy not simply be driven by individual judges and magistrates, a case here and a country there – let it be something debated at a national and European Union level and adopted on a broader basis

Germany’s defence doublespeak

While Germany's role in security is of increasing importance, German politicians must downplay it for a domestic audience