European Union

Europe and the EU: Headlines and Trend Lines

From an increasingly assertive Russia and uncertainty over Brexit, to the political turmoil resulting from Italy’s most recent election and maintenance of the transatlantic partnership, Europe and the EU face a range of internal and external challenges. Baroness Catherine Ashton, Chair of the Wilson Center’s Global Europe Program, shares her thoughts on sorting through the headlines while keeping an eye on trend lines in this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

Guests

Restoring Trust in Euro-Atlantic Relations: A Conversation with OSCE Secretary General Thomas Greminger

Today, the Euro-Atlantic security environment is marked by growing divisions and uncertainty. Geopolitical confrontation has re-emerged in Europe-and the norms and principles underpinning the security order have been challenged. At the same time, the Euro-Atlantic region faces a host of complex and interconnected transnational challenges, including violent extremism, terrorism, cybercrime and large movements of people.

Alternate Forms of Brexit and Their Implications for the UK, the EU, and the US

Brexit is the first time since World War II that a developed country has decided to leave a major international institution without military defeat or political revolution. RAND’s study, "After Brexit: Alternate Forms of Brexit and their Implications for the United Kingdom, the European Union, and the United States," uses game theory to analyze the broad issues, then delves into the potential economic effects of five “hard Brexit” and three “soft Brexit” options.

Bureaucrats in Non-Proliferation Policymaking

How the EU came to support the NPT’s indefinite extension

The European Union has a curious position within the non-proliferation regime in general and in the review process of the Non-Proliferation Treaty in particular.

As an international organization, the EU is not a party to the Treaty, although all of its members are. Yet, there are vast differences among them.

Wolfgang Ischinger: Future of the Euro-Atlantic Security Order

Former Distinguished Scholar Wolfgang Ischinger is a German diplomat who was affiliated with the Wilson Center’s Global Europe Program from April to June of 2014.  He has been Chairman of the Munich Security Conference since 2008, and was Deputy Foreign Minister of Germany from 1998 to 2001. Ischinger began his diplomatic career in 1973 in the cabinet of the UN Secretary-General. He served as German Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 2006 to 2008 and to the United States from 2001 to 2006. In 2007, he represented the EU in the Troika negotiations on the future of Kosovo.

Panel: Best Practices for Academic/Industry Collaboration in Smart Cities

Trans-Atlantic Symposium on ICT Technology and Policy

On 5G Networks, Big Data, Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems for a Smart Society

Goals of the Symposium

May Hangs on After Tortuous UK Election

Riding high in the opinion polls just 6 weeks ago and with a governing majority of 12 from the 2015 general election, British PM Theresa May and her Conservative Party woke up to a very different political landscape this morning. With all votes now counted, Britain will have a hung parliament with May's majority wiped out and her leadership in the balance after a personally disastrous campaign. No party will have enough seats to govern alone.

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