Europe

A400M Project Highlights European Defense Paradox
By June 19, 2009 Read More →

A400M Project Highlights European Defense Paradox

  France and Germany have decided to wait another six months before determining the fate of the troubled A400M military transport plane.

Franco-Spanish Sub Dispute Shows Challenges Facing EU Defense Market
By May 28, 2009 Read More →

Franco-Spanish Sub Dispute Shows Challenges Facing EU Defense Market

  As if to illustrate the challenges facing an integrated European defense market, the French naval shipyard DCNS is suing Spain’s leading state-owned shipbuilding firm, Navantia, for allegedly stealing trade secrets relating to the Scorpène submarine project.

NATO Struggles to find Unity of Purpose
By April 4, 2009 Read More →

NATO Struggles to find Unity of Purpose

US President Barack Obama’s debut NATO summit at the Franco-German border on April 3-4 was a triumph of style over substance. Although allies put on a public face of unity, they were unable to agree on any of the major problems facing transatlantic security. As NATO marks its 60th birthday, the Alliance is mired in […]

Europe Is Obama’s First ‘Global Test’
By November 14, 2008 Read More →

Europe Is Obama’s First ‘Global Test’

President-elect Barack Obama is already facing his first global test. It’s not coming from the usual suspects like Iran or North Korea, but from America’s “allies” in Europe.

¿Por qué los votantes irlandeses rechazaron el Tratado de Lisboa?
By June 19, 2008 Read More →

¿Por qué los votantes irlandeses rechazaron el Tratado de Lisboa?

Los votantes irlandeses dicen ‘No’ a las ambiciones de las elites políticas europeas, que desean que todos los 27 Estados Miembros de la Unión Europea ratifiquen el Tratado de Lisboa.

Why Irish Voters Rejected the Lisbon Treaty
By June 15, 2008 Read More →

Why Irish Voters Rejected the Lisbon Treaty

Irish voters said “No” to the superpower ambitions of European political elites, who want all 27 member-states of the European Union to ratify the Lisbon Treaty, which would turn the EU into a bureaucratic superstate.

Why France Wants to Rejoin NATO
By April 25, 2008 Read More →

Why France Wants to Rejoin NATO

French President Nicolas Sarkozy says he will decide by late 2008 or early 2009 whether France will fully rejoin the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

With ‘Old Europe’ Allies Like These…
By April 15, 2008 Read More →

With ‘Old Europe’ Allies Like These…

The recent NATO Summit in Romania showed why there is trouble ahead for transatlantic relations—no matter who occupies the White House next January.

What Europeans Are Saying About American Democracy
By January 30, 2008 Read More →

What Europeans Are Saying About American Democracy

The outcome of the US presidential election will affect the lives of millions of people around the world. So it’s probably not surprising that many Europeans are resentful that only Americans will have a say in it.

Anti-Americanism: It’s About American Power, Not Policy
By December 17, 2007 Read More →

Anti-Americanism: It’s About American Power, Not Policy

How can America improve its image abroad? Answers to this question are being bandied by all of the presidential hopefuls.

America Wake Up! Europe Wants to Be a Superpower
By October 24, 2007 Read More →

America Wake Up! Europe Wants to Be a Superpower

European Union leaders have reached agreement on a new treaty that many Europeans hope will transform the 27-nation bloc into a superpower capable of counter-balancing the United States in global affairs.

Why Europe Needs a Hard Power Reality Check
By October 17, 2007 Read More →

Why Europe Needs a Hard Power Reality Check

Europeans are hoping a new European Union treaty will help raise their profile in international affairs. This is unlikely to happen anytime soon.