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?


Russia, sanctions and spiraling where? – English

This is the most popular story in Russia’s leading newspaper Pravda. It’s a recommended read. Check it out!

via Russia, sanctions and spiraling where? – English

It’s important to read this story to understand how the news is being slanted for the Russian masses. On the other hand, a couple of accusations are made about behavior in the West that are seriously worrying. I have no means of accessing the truth of these accusations but by and large they are absent from the mainstream Western media.

Any thoughts?