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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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.
Baerbock Heads to Washington via Kyiv (and Texas)
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock recently visited Texas and Washington, D.C. following a visit to Kyiv. In this article, our Program Director Robin S. Quinville outlines the significance of this visit to the ongoing transatlantic support of Ukraine.
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.
Charles Michel’s Speech on EU Enlargement: New Momentum or Wishful Thinking?
At Bled Strategic Forum, President of the European Council, Charles Michel, gave a powerful speech on the future of EU enlargement, seeking to build on the recent enlargement momentum since the start of the War in Ukraine. This article explains the ambitious goal set by Charles Michel to welcome new member states to the EU by 2030.
Reasserting the UK’s Role in European Security Through Military Assistance to Ukraine
The UK has provided assistance to Ukraine since 2014, with donations of many high-end weapons systems. This article examines looks at how the UK’s crucial role as one of Kyiv’s foremost allies has provided the UK Government with the impetus to quickly rebuild relations with the EU in addition to supporting Ukraine’s advances on the front lines.
Ukraine Facility – The EU’s Chance to Take Leadership of Ukraine’s Economic Recovery
On June 20th, the European Commission announced the Ukraine Facility, a €50 billion multiyear fund to support Ukraine’s economic recovery. This article examines the crucial lessons the EU needs learn from the launch of its previous recovery instrument, the NextGenerationEU, to ensure a successful implementation of the Ukraine Facility.
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
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