Tag Archives: defence policy

Without country, there is no identity

Emilie Mendes de Leon reflects on the historical preconditions for political unification.

Grabbing the third rail

In the latest issue of the World Commerce Review, Lukas Paul Schmelter argues that the EU needs a fully unified foreign and security policy.

The 6th Principle: The Union should have a single European army

“The Union should have at its command a single European army, with the monopoly of external force projection.”  by Mario Zorro, Ella Fuller and Ece Kepekci Since the financial crisis of 2008, Europe has mainly focused…

Scottish Independence: Renewed Democracy, New Danger

The Scottish independence vote has reinvigorated the nation’s democracy – but the prospect of secession is a dangerous one for Europe. By James Bartholomeusz

Europe Caught Napping on Defence

Defence expenditure in Europe has dropped significantly over the past two decades, encouraged by the end of the Cold War and the Eurocrisis. By Tom Hobson

Sweden’s 200-Year Path of Peace

Mathias Darmell examines how a Scandinavian nation has traversed the slippery slope of neutrality.

Europe’s Strategic Priorities – Air, Sea or Land?

What is the best way for Europe to defend itself in the 21st Century? By Mario Zorro

Belarus and the Ukrainian Crisis

The fall of the Yanukovich regime in Ukraine leaves just one overtly pro-Russian state in eastern Europe – Belarus. Former British diplomat Brian Bennett gives his view.

The Impact of the Ukrainian Crisis on the European Neighbourhood

Recent events in Ukraine have created a whole host of issues for the European Union, perhaps the most pressing of which is the status of eastern member-states in relation to the new instability in the neighbourhood. It…

The Putin challenge to Europe

On 5th of May, PDU Brussels organised its first Brussels-based panel debate ‘The Putin challenge to Europe’ at the Bertelsmann Stiftung in Brussels.