In Defense of EU Complexity – Carnegie Europe

This is an interesting article by Justin Vaïsse, director of policy planning at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and published by global think tank, Carnegie Europe

via In Defense of EU Complexity – Carnegie Europe

Personally, I strongly disagree with the author’s viewpoint. I worry deeply about the EU’s application of sanctions. Of the two cases cited, Iran and Russia, Russia is able to respond militarily. It’s not enough for the EU to argue that there are no military solutions to the Ukraine crisis, for example.

For me, complexity weakens vision, strategy and delivery. Major players like China and Russia will ignore complexity and cut to the chase.

Let me ask an open question:

Do you think that there is ever an effective justification for EU complexity?

Thoughts?

Interview with Henry Kissinger on State of Global Politics – SPIEGEL ONLINE

Henry Kissinger and Chairman Mao, with Zhou En...

Henry Kissinger and Chairman Mao, with Zhou Enlai behind them in Beijing, early 70s. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This Spiegel interview with Henry Kissinger is a strongly recommended read. Check it out!

via Interview with Henry Kissinger on State of Global Politics – SPIEGEL ONLINE.

Henry Kissinger has always been a controversial figure, with strong and insightful views. In this interview, I tend to find myself agreeing with Kissinger, especially on Ukraine.

Thoughts?