EICTP Expert Paper: Europe’s strategic (in)ability to act

Prof. Herfried Münkler analyzes in this expert paper the reasons for Europe’s incapability to position itself as a global player.

The complexity of the political order in Europe and the interplay of growing Euroscepticism, Brexit and the role of nuclear weapons in Europe’s security policy indicate the numerous gaps and vulnerabilities. By examining the fault lines between the member states and the population of Europe as well as the deepening divides between the North-South and the West-East, he questions whether Europe can ever achieve strategic autonomy and ensure its own security.

Europe’s strategic (in)ability to act.pdf