Judy Dempsey

Nonresident Senior Fellow
Carnegie Europe
Editor in chief
Strategic Europe
Dempsey is a nonresident senior fellow at Carnegie Europe and editor in chief of Strategic Europe.
 

Languages

English; French; German

 

Judy Dempsey is a nonresident senior fellow at Carnegie Europe and editor in chief of the Strategic Europe blog. She is also the author of the book The Merkel Phenomenon (Das Phänomen Merkel, Körber-Stiftung Edition, 2013).

She worked for the International Herald Tribune from 2004 to 2011 as its Germany and East European Correspondent and from 2011 to September 2013 as columnist. Dempsey was the diplomatic correspondent for the Financial Times in Brussels from 2001 onward, covering NATO and European Union enlargement. Between 1990 and 2001, she served as Jerusalem bureau chief (1996–2001), Berlin correspondent (1992–1996), and Eastern European correspondent in London (1990–1992) for the Financial Times. During the 1980s, Dempsey reported on Central and Eastern Europe for the Financial Times, the Irish Times, and the Economist.

Dempsey graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, where she studied history and political science. She has contributed to several books on Eastern Europe, including Developments in Central and East European Politics (Palgrave Macmillan and Duke University Press, 2007) and The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe: A Handbook (Frederick Muller Ltd, 1985). Dempsey is also the recipient of the 2021 Ernest Udina Prize to the European Trajectory, awarded by the European Journalists Association in Catalonia.

  • Judy Asks: Can Diplomacy Rescue European Security?
    Strategic Europe January 13, 2022
    Judy Asks: Can Diplomacy Rescue European Security?

    Faced with Russia’s military threat against Ukraine and demands for NATO to stop further expansion, the West wants a dialogue with Moscow. Diplomatic efforts that are not underpinned by hard power may not be enough to avert a war.

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  • Europe and the United States Play Into Putin’s Hands
    Strategic Europe January 6, 2022
    Europe and the United States Play Into Putin’s Hands

    Transatlantic disunity and a lack of strategy over how to deal with Russia’s ultimatum is placing Europe’s security architecture at risk. The West has no choice but to put up a strong united front.

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  • Why Europe Must Boost Civil Society Support
    Strategic Europe December 21, 2021
    Why Europe Must Boost Civil Society Support

    Civil society is under attack in the EU’s neighborhood. To defend democracy, academic freedom, and independent thought, Europe should step up its assistance to repressed voices.*

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  • Judy Asks: Is the EU Politically Committed to its Eastern Partners?
    Strategic Europe December 9, 2021
    Judy Asks: Is the EU Politically Committed to Its Eastern Partners?

    The EU’s Eastern Partnership has brought tangible benefits to its member countries but does not reflect today’s geopolitical realities. The approaching summit is a chance to tailor the initiative to partners’ diverging needs.

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  • Russia and China Mobilize Transatlantic Partners
    Strategic Europe December 7, 2021
    Russia and China Mobilize Transatlantic Partners

    Together, the United States and Europe can modernize the post–1945 international order. This requires a strong commitment to democracy and the defense of the norms and values that define the West.

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  • Germany’s New Government Upends the Status Quo
    Strategic Europe November 25, 2021
    Germany’s New Government Upends the Status Quo

    A new coalition in Germany has ambitious plans to modernize a country that slipped into complacency and risk aversion. Its newfound energy could give the EU a much-needed impulse.

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  • Judy Asks: Is Europe in Denial About Russia?
    Strategic Europe November 18, 2021
    Judy Asks: Is Europe in Denial About Russia?

    Most European leaders are disillusioned with Russia. But continuing divisions inside the EU over how to deal with the Kremlin prevent a coherent Russia strategy and play into the hands of Putin.

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  • Lukashenko Uses Migrants to Exploit Europe’s Vulnerability
    Strategic Europe November 9, 2021
    Lukashenko Uses Migrants to Exploit Europe’s Vulnerability

    The EU has been slow and irresolute in stopping Minsk from using migrants as a hybrid weapon to weaken the bloc. A migration and asylum policy—not a fortress Europe—is the answer.

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  • The West Cannot Rescue Arms Control Alone
    Strategic Europe November 2, 2021
    The West Cannot Rescue Arms Control Alone

    The global arms control regime is disintegrating. To reverse this trend, Europe and the United States will have to find a way to engage both Russia and China.

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  • Judy Asks: Is Europe’s Energy Crisis Self-Inflicted?
    Strategic Europe October 28, 2021
    Judy Asks: Is Europe’s Energy Crisis Self-Inflicted?

    Europe is facing soaring gas prices. To avoid further crises, the EU should speed up its transition to renewables, reduce dependence on Russia, and formulate a coherent energy policy.

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  • Responding to China’s Influence in Southeastern, Central, and Eastern Europe
    October 26, 2021 Live Online
    Responding to China’s Influence in Southeastern, Central, and Eastern Europe

    China’s expanding economic and political footprint in Central and Eastern Europe has created new opportunities for trade and investment.

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  • Building Back, Changing Tack: Answering Calls for Reform in Europe and the United States
    May 5, 2021 Live Online
    Building Back, Changing Tack: Answering Calls for Reform in Europe and the United States

    Carnegie Europe and the Pew Research Center are delighted to invite you to a public discussion on the findings of three recent Pew Research Center reports on attitudes toward governments, national economic policies, and the factors that shape national identities in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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  • How the EU Can Deal With Disorder at Its Doorstep
    January 21, 2021 Live Online
    How the EU Can Deal With Disorder at Its Doorstep

    Judy Dempsey will be joined by Riccardo Alcaro, Tanja A. Börzel, and Linas Linkevičius for a discussion on the challenges and opportunities in the EU’s eastern and southern neighborhoods and the opportunities that the new Biden administration will bring about in the region.

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  • Improving Governance After the Pandemic: The Role of the Transatlantic Relationship
    November 18, 2020 Live Online
    Improving Governance After the Pandemic: The Role of the Transatlantic Relationship

    The EU and the United States must cooperate strategically to strengthen state institutions in Europe’s neighborhood, while addressing their own democratic shortcomings. Can transatlantic cooperation be renewed after the 2020 U.S. presidential election?

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  • Societal Resilience in Europe’s Southern Neighborhood
    October 21, 2020 Live Online
    Societal Resilience in Europe’s Southern Neighborhood

    The Southern Neighborhood's societal struggles, historic animosities, and religious confrontations—not to mention the coronavirus pandemic and the uncertain prospects facing youths—could threaten Europe’s security

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  • Human Security in Europe’s Eastern Neighborhood
    September 22, 2020 Live Online
    Human Security in Europe’s Eastern Neighborhood

    The coronavirus pandemic has revived demands for a human-centric approach to security. In Europe’s east, this means strengthening healthcare systems and building more resilient societies while managing threats such as geopolitical rivalries, conflicts in areas of limited statehood, and cyber warfare.

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  • Europe’s Coronavirus Roadmap to Recovery
    April 28, 2020 Live Online
    Europe’s Coronavirus Roadmap to Recovery

    Can the EU rise to the challenge and help steer member states through the consequences of the pandemic, inject a new lease of life into the economy, and address the political fractures that run deep throughout the union?

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  • The Geopolitics of Pandemic: Views from China, Europe, and Russia
    March 26, 2020 Live Online
    The Geopolitics of Pandemic: Views from China, Europe, and Russia

    The novel coronavirus represents the gravest threat to global health since the 1918 Spanish Flu. How will the pandemic influence the internal politics of Russia, China, and key European countries?

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  • May 15, 2019 Carnegie Europe
    Foreign Policy in Europe’s Borderlands

    Any paralysis on EU foreign policy regarding the union’s borderlands would be strategically and geopolitically shortsighted.

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  • May 2, 2018 Carnegie Europe
    Assessing Germany’s European Agenda

    Expectations have been building for the new government in Berlin to take the lead in defining the EU’s role in a shifting global order and to relaunch the integration process.

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