Global Europe Program
The Global Europe Program addresses vital issues affecting the European continent, US-European relations, and Europe’s ties with the rest of the world. We investigate European approaches to critical global issues: digital transformation, climate, migration, global governance. We also examine Europe’s relations with Russia and Eurasia, China and the Indo-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Our program activities cover a wide range of topics, from the role of NATO, the European Union and the OSCE to European energy security, trade disputes, challenges to democracy, and counter-terrorism. The Global Europe Program’s staff, scholars-in-residence, and Global Fellows participate in seminars, policy study groups, and international conferences to provide analytical recommendations to policy makers and the media.
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What Lies Ahead for the EU and the Transatlantic Relationship?
Philip Reeker, Chair of the Wilson Center Global Europe Program discusses current challenges that Europe is facing with Federica Mogherini, former High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.
Green Light for Ukraine and Moldova to Open Accession Talks With EU
The European Commission’s 2023 enlargement package was released early November. This article explains the outcome of the reports and what this means for the EU and prospective Member States moving forward.
Transatlantic Partnership and its Engagement With the Global South
Nathalie Tocci, Director of the Istituto Affari Internazionali, talks to Global Europe Chair Ambassador Phil Reeker on the state of play of the transatlantic partnership, Europe and Western engagement with the Global South, and the role of EU as a global actor.
The US-EU Summit in Washington: Did it Meet Expectations? – Expert Quick Takes
In this article, our experts analyze the US-EU Summit’s outcomes and deliverables and what they mean for the future of US-EU relations.
The Wilson Dialogue on Euro-MENA Relations
This dialogue series convened by Wilson Center’s Middle East Program and Global Europe Program explores the future of Europe and MENA relations through the lens of energy needs, food security, and forced displacement crises.
2023 State of the Union Address by President Ursula von der Leyen: How Will the EU Answer the Call of History? – Expert Quick Takes
Ahead of next year's European Parliament elections, President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, gave her State of the European Union (SOTEU) address in September 2023. In this article, we gather our experts’ key takeaways from the SOTEU, providing a comprehensive analysis of the EU’s recent achievements and the continued challenges facing the bloc.
The Third European Political Community Summit and the Four Rings of European Integration
The third meeting of the European Political Community (EPC)–the intergovernmental forum proposed by French President Macron and endorsed by the European Union–took place on October 5, 2023. This article examines the outcome of the third EPC meeting and whether the EPC can remain a valuable platform for the EU and its neighbors to address shared challenges.
Ukraine in Europe
Ukraine’s future is in Europe and the West. As we look towards cementing Ukraine’s place in the Euro-Atlantic structures, it raises a number of key questions about the future. What will Ukraine bring to Europe’s security structures? How will transatlantic institutions change to bring Ukraine in? What is the timeline for Ukraine’s EU accession? How will Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia and the Western Balkans change the EU? What is the future of Europe’s security architecture and what will that architecture look like 30 years from now? How will the US and Europe continue to support Ukraine?Read more
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Albright Stonebridge Group, Department of State (ret.)
Robin S. Quinville
Jason C. Moyer
Author "The Last President of Europe: Emmanuel Macron’s Race to Revive France and Save the World"
Professor and Jean Monnet Chair ad personam, School of International Service, American University
Senior Policy Fellow at European Council on Foreign Relations
Senior Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State
Steven Philip Kramer
Author "Jews, Muslims, and the French Republic" (Cambria: 2023)
Richard M Krasno Distinguished Professor in History & International Affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Diana Villiers Negroponte
Senior Research Fellow, Fridtjof Nansen Institute
Jean Monnet Chair in European Security and Defense; Associate Professor of International Relations; Director, Center for the Study of Europe
Senior Research Fellow for Land Warfare at the Royal United Services Institute