From the security situation in Europe’s southern neighbourhood to France’s role in the future of European defence, Friends of Europe has covered a wide range of topics related to peace, security and defence during the first half of the year.
And much more is to come: in September, we organise Debating Security Plus, a global online brainstorm that yields concrete results, and publish a report on Germany’s security options and challenges. Topics related to peace and security are also featured in our annual flagship event State of Europe, which brings together over 150 high-level speakers and guests.
In case you missed some of our work on these areas, here are our team’s top picks for the summer:
- Crunch time ‒ France and the future of European defence, by Paul Taylor
- Transatlantic cooperation and Europe’s southern neighbourhood
- Thank you, Donald Trump, for forcing Europe to rethink its own security, by Giles Merritt
- Russia and China take the lead in hybrid warfare while West struggles to respond, by Christopher Kremidas Courtney
- Peace is the ultimate goal of conflict – and cooperation is the key, by Michael C. Ryan
- Today’s chemical warfare is history repeating itself, by Raymond A. Zilinskas
- Is it time for an EU army?
- What will the future of warfare look like?
- Would a ‘European FBI’ help prevent terror attacks?
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