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How can Europeans be considered seriously
with lower hard security capacities?

This series of 5 policy papers is a contribution to the project Think Global – Act European (TGAE) Thinking strategically about the EU’s external action directed by Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute;

Another four series of Policy Papers will deal with EU neighbourhood, access to strategic resources, migration and European economic policy, before the publication of the final report in March 2013 presenting the key recommendations of the 16 European think tanks involved in the project:

Carnegie Europe, CCEIA, CER, CEPS, demosEUROPA, ECFR, EGMONT, EPC, Real Instituto Elcano, Eliamep, Europeum, FRIDE, IAI, Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute, SIEPS, SWP.

Strategic Priorities for EU Defence Policy
Strategic Priorities for EU Defence Policy
Daniel Keohane, Head of Strategic Affairs, FRIDE — If the EU is to have an effective foreign policy in the future, it will need a clear sense of its strategic priorities, and what it is prepared to do through its Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). The combination of a more turbulent ...
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Where does CSDP fit in EU foreign policy?
Where does CSDP fit in EU foreign policy?
Nick Witney, Senior Policy Fellow, ECFR — The Lisbon Treaty describes CSDP as ‘integral’ to Europe’s foreign policy. Yet European leaders’ actions belie any such belief. The EU has gone ‘missing in action’ in north Africa: ‘pooling and sharing’ is discussed but not practised. ...
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Will Europeans ever agree on the use of military force?
Will Europeans ever agree on the use of military force?
Jan Techau, Director, Carnegie Europe — Europeans are not per se unwilling to use force to achieve political goals. They only seem to be unwilling to do so in the framework of the EU. The perceived absence of a shared threat, the differences in strategic culture, the institutional weaknesses, ...
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How to maintain hard capabilities in times of budget cuts?
How  to maintain hard capabilities in times of budget cuts?
Ronja Kempin, Head of Division, EU External Relations,SWP — In times of financial crises and strained public budgets, many countries have decided to cut their defence spending. In order to maintain their hard capabilities despite this process, EU Member States should pool their resources and ...
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The European Defence Industry's Future: How European?
The European Defence Industry's Future: How European?
Jean-Pierre Darnis, Senior Research Fellow, Deputy Head of the Security and Defence department, IAI — The contraction of domestic markets, with cuts and delays in military expenditure in both the EU Member States and the USA represents the main constraint for the defence industry in Europe. On ...
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