European Strategy

Welcome to the jungle

As a paranoid dictator, Vladimir Putin has survived by eliminating anyone who could pose a threat to him. But now that he has triggered the survival instinct of Europe and the broader West, the world is entering a dangerous new phase of existential conflict.

Out of the dark: Reinventing European defence cooperation

Russia’s all-out war on Ukraine has convinced many European states to rebuild their militaries. In doing so, they should initially focus on readiness, capability gaps, and joint equipment procurement and research.

Grand illusions: Partnerships in the EU’s Strategic Compass

Cooperation with third countries is central to EU foreign policy. Yet the Strategic Compass will need to be careful to avoid security and defence partnerships that create only the appearance of progress.

The fight for Europe’s digital future

If the West loses the race to gain the economic, security, and social benefits of AI and other advanced technologies, there will be a fundamental shift in the global order

How Germany can sustain its policy revolution

The revolution in defence funding and energy policy that Germany recently announced should be accompanied by an intellectual awakening

The birth of a geopolitical Germany

The only way for Germany to escape its historical inhibitions and be true to its post-war development is to change

The virtual front line: How EU tech power can help Ukraine

The EU cannot play a direct military role in Russia’s hybrid war against Ukraine. But, through its support for Ukraine in the digital realm, the union can establish itself as a leader in global tech geopolitics.