The current European financial and debt crisis has highlighted Germany's increasing power and amplified Berlin's influence over the EU. The implications remain unknown but British engagement could temper excessive German influence from within and create a stronger and more globally-minded Europe.
On 23 November, Russian President Medvedev made an important address to the Russian people in which he underlined hostility towards European Missile Defence. Is this further evidence of a divergent attitudes towards nuclear security?
The Netherlands will also pursue international solutions from the outset – more so than in the past... international co-operation is the only way to increase the low returns on the sum of European defence expenditure.
Post 9/11 NATO initiated a transformation process that would have profound consequences for its role as a collective defence organization, including its relations with the United Nations’ system of collective security.