Friday , November 15 2019
Home / Project Syndicate / Who Should Hold Europe’s Arms?

Who Should Hold Europe’s Arms?

Summary:
Although the EU has one of the world's strongest arms-export frameworks, the rules are not enforced. If Europe is to have any chance of deepening defense cooperation, let alone creating a defense union, that must change. BERLIN – Earlier this year, Germany decided – over the objections of France and the United Kingdom – to extend its arms embargo against Saudi Arabia, reflecting concerns about the legality of the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen. The dispute highlights the discord and inefficiency that still plague European arms-export policy. And failure to address it is severely undermining the European Union’s efforts to raise its defense profile. The Constitution Won’t Save American

Topics:
Sophia Besch considers the following as important:

This could be interesting, too:

Eric Crampton writes Confusing the Monster-Ometer with the Frog Exaggerator – again

Paul Krugman writes Trump and His Party of Pollution

Scott Sumner writes Recessions in a post-inflation world

Scott Sumner writes UK endorsements

Although the EU has one of the world's strongest arms-export frameworks, the rules are not enforced. If Europe is to have any chance of deepening defense cooperation, let alone creating a defense union, that must change.

BERLIN – Earlier this year, Germany decided – over the objections of France and the United Kingdom – to extend its arms embargo against Saudi Arabia, reflecting concerns about the legality of the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen. The dispute highlights the discord and inefficiency that still plague European arms-export policy. And failure to address it is severely undermining the European Union’s efforts to raise its defense profile.

Initiatives like the European Defense Fund – which seeks to coordinate, supplement, and amplify national defense investments – have been hailed as silver bullets for Europe’s defense-capability problem. But, as Anne-Marie Descôtes, France’s ambassador to Germany, has

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *