Judy Dempsey

Energy 04-11-2016

The (German) politics behind Nord Stream 2

An unlikely coalition is emerging in Germany between Angela Merkel’s CDU and the Greens. More and more, both parties want to stop the construction of a second pipeline that will transport gas directly from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea, explains Judy Dempsey.

Security 25-03-2016

Europe’s shattered peace, Europe’s struggling values

The Brussels attacks have changed Europe’s perception about itself. What makes the events of this week different is that there is now an acceptance by EU leaders that these attacks will continue, writes Judy Dempsey.

Putin using refugee crisis to weaken Merkel

Putin’s campaign in Syria is deepening the refugee crisis and making Angela Merkel’s position increasingly insecure. A weakened Merkel means a weakened European Union, writes Judy Dempsey.

Europe’s terrible start to 2016

The divisions in the EU are different and more difficult to overcome than the ones faced by the bloc in the past and pose a significant threat as we start 2016, writes Judy Dempsey.
Judy Dempsey
Europe's East 25-11-2014

The Western Balkans are becoming Russia’s new playground

After Angela Merkel delivered a trenchant foreign policy speech in Sydney on 17 November, the German chancellor took part in a follow-up discussion. Her comments about Russian President Vladimir Putin were not only highly critical of his actions over recent months. Merkel also said she was not convinced that he would stop at Ukraine, writes Judy Dempsey.

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