Ueli Staeger, Moritz Neubert
The War in Ukraine and Institutional Complexity in European Security: Situating the EU’s New Strategic Compass

The Global. 2022. Geneva: Graduate Institute’s Global Governance Centre

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.