Judy Dempsey

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  • Nov 18, 2021
    Most European leaders are disillusioned with Russia. But continuing divisions inside the EU over how to deal with the Kremlin prevent a coherent Russia strategy and play into the...
  • Nov 10, 2021
    The EU has been slow and irresolute in stopping Minsk from using migrants as a hybrid weapon to weaken the bloc. A migration and asylum policy—not a fortress Europe—is...
  • Nov 3, 2021
    The global arms control regime is disintegrating. To reverse this trend, Europe and the United States will have to find a way to engage both Russia and China.  
  • Oct 29, 2021
    Europe is facing soaring gas prices. To avoid further crises, the EU should speed up its transition to renewables, reduce dependence on Russia, and formulate a coherent energy policy.
  • Oct 26, 2021
    It was one of those unexpected drives. Leaving the western coast of Ireland and the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean, I took a different route back to the capital, Dublin. I went...
  • Oct 15, 2021
    The EU remains the Western Balkans’ primary trading partner and investor. But failing to step up engagement and deliver on enlargement promises will come at a high cost and...
  • Sep 30, 2021
    Berlin’s ability and willingness to lead Europe cannot be taken for granted. Any new coalition will first have to overcome major internal differences on climate, foreign...
  • Jun 2, 2021
    It took the hijacking of a plane and the kidnapping of a journalist to shake Europe out of its complacency over Belarus. Beyond sanctions, the EU’s response should include...
  • Apr 19, 2021
    There is no consensus in NATO in favor of Ukraine’s membership. What the most determined Western countries can do is provide intelligence and military support to Ukraine,...
  • Mar 18, 2021
    Germany is struggling to contain a pandemic that has laid bare intrinsic weaknesses of Europe’s largest economy and its once indomitable leader. The next German chancellor...