Sophia Besch

Sophia Besch

Research fellow
Areas of expertise 

EU Common Security and Defence Policy, European defence industry integration, NATO, German security and defence policy

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CER podcast: François Heisbourg on Franco-German defence co-operation and the EU defence fund

CER podcast: François Heisbourg on Franco-German defence co-operation and the EU defence fund

11 August 2017
Sophia Besch speaks to Francois Heisbourg about the future of European defence co-operation.

Voice of America: French military spending squeeze prompts top General's resignation

20 July 2017
Sophia Besch speaks to Henry Ridgwell as France's military head has resigned after a clash with President Emmanuel Macron over budget cuts.

CER podcast: Brexit negotiations: Players and process on the EU side

17 July 2017
Sophia Besch talks to Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska about the role of the European Commission, the member-states, the European Parliament and the ECJ in the Brexit talks.
CER podcast: The Middle East peace process - state of play

CER podcast: The Middle East peace process - state of play

06 July 2017
Sophia Besch talks to Luigi Scazzieri about the position of the Trump administration on the Middle East peace process, and about concrete policy recommendations for the EU.
CER podcast: Security co-operation after Brexit

CER podcast: Security co-operation after Brexit

30 June 2017
Sophia Besch talks to Camino Mortera-Martinez about how to keep Britain plugged into Europol and European criminal databases.
BBC Radio 4: Germany - Anxious Giant

BBC Radio 4: Germany - Anxious Giant

12 June 2017
Sophia Besch talks to Radio 4 about the standing of the German army in Germany and its relationship with the public (from 02.30).

CER podcast: UK election primer

07 June 2017
On the day before the UK general election, Charles Grant and Simon Tilford discuss current polls, the effect of recent attacks on voting, which issues were not sufficiently discussed in the campaigns and what would be the best possible election result for Europe.
CER podcast: Why no deal is not better than a bad deal

CER podcast: Why no deal is not better than a bad deal

05 June 2017
Simon Tilford and John Springford lay out in detail how leaving the EU without a deal would damage the British economy.

CER podcast: Strategic co-operation and competition in the Arctic

01 June 2017
Recording at the CER's Arctic Bridge Summit in Finland, Sophia Besch talks to Elisabeth Braw and Ethan Corbin about security challenges in the Arctic and how Russia and Europe could co-operate in the region.

NATO needs a European 2 per cent

EU Observer
27 May 2017
NATO's summit in Brussels, the first for US president Donald Trump, was intended as a fresh start, a chance for him to distance himself from previous comments in which he called NATO obsolete.

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