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The Western world order as we know it is at risk, according to the annual Munich Security Report.
Dear Colleague,

Carnegie Europe’s Judy Dempsey, editor in chief of the Strategic Europe blog, was on the ground at the 2017 Munich Security Conference offering readers analysis of the debates as they unfolded.

Five issues dominated this year’s conference: a liberal global order under threat, pressures on the transatlantic bond, NATO defense spending, Russia, and the way the EU will be shaped by France’s upcoming presidential election.

Below are Dempsey’s main takeaways and insights from other participants in Munich.

America’s Year, France’s Year

The Defense of U.S. Values vs. Russia and Iran

Voices From the Munich Security Conference

Muddling Through European Defense

Judy Asks: Is the Crisis of the Liberal Order Exaggerated?

NATO’s New Marching Orders

A Cracking Debate on the EU’s Future

The West’s Vulnerability vs. the West’s Revival

For a roundup of Twitter commentary and blog posts from the conference, check out our Storify page here. You can also subscribe to Carnegie’s Strategic Europe blog for ongoing analysis on European foreign and security policy.

I hope you will take a look, and as always, I welcome your comments and feedback.


Lizza Bomassi
Deputy Director
Carnegie Europe

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