Episode 22, One European Army, With One Purpose

On this episode, Nicholas, Stephen, and Toms discuss the problems and pitfalls surrounding European collective security. Since the end of the Second World War, the standard power dynamic in Europe has been that of the victorious Soviet (and later Russian) forces versus the various nations of Western Europe (with strong backing from the United States). With the world heading towards a multi-polar system of several powerful nations dominating world affairs, European nations have increasingly talked about the need for a more limited security partnership, one that would be exclusive only to Europeans and would not rely on the United States as heavily. What are the challenges of providing for collective European security? Do we risk another devastating European war if we get this wrong? Then, the team discusses their thoughts and predictions just before the final episode of the epic series Game of Thrones. Beware of spoilers!



Military Industrial Complex

Financial Times article about PESCO

Angela Merkel discusses U.S., Russia, and China as adversaries.

Nord Stream Pipeline

China Belt and Road Initiative