The EU’s new security strategy, the Strategic Compass, aims to expedite security and defence cooperation in Europe. To do so, it embraces a variable geometry of cooperation and a pragmatic approach to institutional overlap. But can the EU deliver on these ambitious goals? Connected to broader debates on multilateral decision-making, modalities of international cooperation, and institutional complexity, this blog post assesses the potential merits and pitfalls of the Strategic Compass.
Read my blog with Moritz Neubert on the Geneva Graduate Institute’s Global Governance Centre “The Global”: https://theglobal.blog/2022/05/05/the-war-in-ukraine-and-institutional-complexity-in-european-security-situating-the-eus-new-strategic-compass/