Tag Archives: defence

National Answers to Global Problems

At this year’s Munich Security Conference it became obvious once more that the world lacks global solutions to global problems. This makes a wholehearted European common foreign policy not only more desirable but also necessary. By Matthias Gerl…

Losing Influence?

The PDU argues that the (non-) outcomes of the nuclear talks with Iran show a European decline in foreign policy weight. By Felix Lettau Last weekend, when French foreign minister Laurent Fabius withdrew from what he called…

The Meaning of Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day is often seen as a national event, but its true significance lies in the history of European solidarity. By James Bartholomeusz. At eleven o’clock on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, 1918, the…

The NSA and Merkel’s Mobile

The PDU discusses the fallout from the revelation that the NSA has tapped German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s mobile phone. By Roisin Berghaus and Korbinian Rueger When Edward Snowden revealed that the American government’s NSA programme…

“Rouhani is the Friendly Face of Terror”

A conversation between Stephan Grigat (University of Vienna) and Mojtaba Shamsrizi (The World Security Network Foundation’s expert on Iran) on Iran’s new president Hassan Rouhani. Moderated by Manouchehr Shamsrizi for PDU The inauguration of Iran’s new…

Germany’s Greens and the Responsibility to Protect

An analysis comissioned by the Heinrich-Böll Foundation on US Foreign Policy and the prevention of mass atrocities gives cues for the future of European Grand Strategy. By Hugo Kaminski

Avoiding Old Mistakes

NATO and Europe’s democracies should press for the enforcement of a ‘no fly zone’ over Syria to support the rebels’ struggle with Assad’s regime. By Brendan Simms.