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NATO and EU defence [What Think Tanks are thinking]

Written by Marcin Grajewski,

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The US President, Donald Trump, will meet with the other leaders of the NATO member states at a summit in Brussels on 25 May 2017. Among issues on the table are the new US Administration’s commitment to Europe’s security, and the levels of military spending in Europe, which Washington considers too low. President Trump’s early statements created doubts in Europe about the future of transatlantic relations, but he and his officials have since reassured both NATO and the European Union that such ties will remain very important.

This note offers links to commentaries, studies and reports by major international think tanks, on NATO, its relations with the EU and the wider issue of European security. More papers on the topics can be found in a previous edition of ‘What Think Tanks are thinking’, published in December 2016.

Strategic autonomy and EU-NATO cooperation: squaring the circle
Egmont, May 2017

NATO’s role in post-Caliphate stability operations
Rand Corporation, May 2017

Lessons from Russia’s operations in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine
Rand Corporation, May 2017

Enhancing NATO’s forward presence
Carnegie Europe, April 2017

Transatlantic fragmentations and policy adaptation: The security of Europe in 2025
German Marshall Fund, April 2017

France’s Trumpian defense policy
Carnegie Europe, April 2017

European defence in the French elections
Clingendael, April 2017

European defence cooperation in the second machine age
European Union Institute for Security Studies, April 2017

Funding EU defence cooperation
European Union Institute for Security Studies, April 2017

The CARD on the EU defence table
European Union Institute for Security Studies, April 2017

Trapped in the twilight zone? Sweden between neutrality and NATO
Finnish Institute of International Affairs, April 2017

European relations with Russia: Threat perceptions, responses, and strategies in the wake of the Ukrainian crisis
Rand Corporation, April 2017

European defence in view of Brexit
Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, April 2017

France and the future of European defence
Friends of Europe, April 2017

How the EU can save NATO
Egmont, March 2017

The new NATO-Russia military balance: implications for European security
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, March 2017

The UK and the Western alliance: NATO in the new era of realpolitik
Policy Exchange, March 2017

European defence: Action and commitment
Clingendael, March 2017

Revolutionäre Ereignisse und geoökonomisch-strategische Ergebnisse: Die EU- und NATO-“Osterweiterungen” 1989-2015 im Vergleich
Zentrum für Europäische Integrationsforschung, March 2017

Recasting EU civilian crisis management
European Union Institute for Security Studies, March 2017

How we have become an enemy in the eyes of Russia: The EU as portrayed by Kremlin propaganda
Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, March 2017

Defining dialogue: How to manage Russia-UK security relations
Royal United Services Institute, March 2017

The difference resilience makes: U.S. national preparedness, from civil defence to resilience
Österreichisches Institut für Internationale Politik, March 2017

Security is about more than just military spending
Friends of Europe, March 2017

Core Groups: The way to real European defence
Egmont, February 2017

Differentiated integration in defence: A plea for PESCO
Istituto Affari Internazionali, February 2017

The EU: From comprehensive vision to integrated action
European Union Institute for Security Studies, February 2017

Europe in a new world order
Bruegel, February 2017

Handling Russia should not be so difficult for the West
Chatham House, February 2017

At the gate: Civil and military protection of Europe’s borders
Clingendael, February 2017

The NPT and the origins of NATO’s nuclear sharing arrangements
Institut français des relations internationales, February 2017

NATO as a “Nuclear Alliance”: Background and contemporary issues
Finnish Institute of International Affairs, February 2017

Mission Ukraine: normative or strategic objectives?
College of Europe, February 2017

Reforming NATO’s partnerships
Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, January 2017

European defence: The year ahead
European Union Institute for Security Studies, January 2017

Glimmer of hope for the Common Security and Defence Policy
Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, January 2017

Border security in Eastern Europe: Lessons for NATO and partners
German Marshall Fund, January 2017

Southern challenges and the regionalization of the Transatlantic Security Partnership
German Marshall Fund, January 2017

Finding our bearings: European security challenges in the era of Trump and Brexit
Institute of International and European Affairs, January 2017

The “Belarus factor”: From balancing to bridging geopolitical dividing lines in Europe?
Clingendael, January 2017

The EU’s winter package for European security and defence
Centre for European Policy Studies, December 2016

From Suez to Syria: Why NATO must strengthen its political role
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, December 2016

European security: Challenges at the societal level
OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions, December 2016

Poland, the Czech Republic and NATO in fragile security contexts
Institute of East-Central Europe, Association for International Affairs, December 2016

La defensa europea entre la Estrategia Global y su implementación
Real Instituto Elcano, December 2016

EU defence, Brexit and Trump: The good, the bad and the ugly
Centre for European Reform, December 2016

Achilles, the tortoise and CSDP: The way forward for Europe’s defence
Institut de relations internationales et stratégiques, December 2016

The economics of European defence
Institut de relations internationales et stratégiques, December 2016

The EU’s Security and Defence Policy: Will the new strategy bear fruit?
Finnish Institute of International Affairs, December 2016

Europe’s new defence agenda: Major hurdles still remain
Finnish Institute of International Affairs, December 2016

Interferenzen, Wechselwirkungen und die Herausforderungen für die Rüstungskontrolle und Abrüstung in Europa
Österreichisches Institut für Internationale Politik, December 2016

Winter is coming: Chilly winds across northern Europe
European Union Institute for Security Studies, December 2016

The European air transport command: A viable model for promoting European military cooperation
College of Europe, December 2016

What’s next for NATO’s capabilities? Collective defence and neighbourhood Stabilization: The Italian perspective
Istituto Affari Internazionali, December 2016

Read this briefing on ‘NATO and EU defence‘ in PDF.


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