Author profile: Jolyon Howorth

Prof. Jolyon Howorth is Jean Monnet Professor of European Politics and Professor Emeritus of European Studies at the University of Bath and a Visiting Professor of Political Science at Yale University.

European Defence Post-Brexit and ‘EU-NATO Cooperation’: What Level of Ambition?

European Defence Post-Brexit and ‘EU-NATO Cooperation’: What Level of Ambition?

If it wishes to stabilise its neighbourhood, the EU has no alternative but to develop its capacity to the fullest extent and to become a ‘strategically autonomous’ actor

The European Council’s “Strategic Agenda”: an Agenda, Maybe, but not Strategic

The European Council’s “Strategic Agenda”: an Agenda, Maybe, but not Strategic

If the “Strategic Agenda” is the result of a lowest common denominator word-processing exercise from within the Council Secretariat, then it serves no useful purpose.

The December 2013 European Council on Defence: Avoiding Irrelevance

The December 2013 European Council on Defence: Avoiding Irrelevance

The December Council is too important to risk emerging as a non-event. If CSDP is to have a future, it is time to ask some probing, fundamental questions.

CSDP after Lisbon: forging a global grand bargain?

CSDP after Lisbon: forging a global grand bargain?

The European Union, in the wake of Lisbon, has become an international actor. It now faces two major external challenges. The first is to develop strategic vision for a potentially tumultuous emerging multi-polar world. The second challenge is to help nudge the other major actors towards a multilateral global grand bargain. The price of failure will be a return to the jungle – a jungle in which European assets will count for very little.

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