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Dr. Jean-Yves Haine and Dr. Cynthia Salloum – “Europe: A Strategy for a Regional and Middle Power”

Released 04 June 2021.

As the European Union deals with yet another crisis— the COVID-19 pandemic—it must adopt a grand strategy based on unity, policy, and proportionality: cohesion over inaction, policy over process, and regional imperatives over global ambitions. An analysis of past strategy documents and a study of current international trends stress the need for a Union capable of shaping its own environment rather than reacting to it. The pandemic should accelerate Europe’s journey toward power maturity and responsibility. Click here to read the article.