Sophia Besch

Sophia Besch

Senior research fellow (Based in Berlin)
Areas of expertise 

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

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On defence, the ball is in Europe's court

Encompass
18 October 2021
This summer’s US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the subsequent announcement of the AUKUS submarine deal should show Europeans three things.

DW News: Post-Merkel foreign policy

28 September 2021
Sophie Besch, as senior research fellow at the CER spoke to DW news about Germany's role in the world, how Germany chooses to handle China, Russia and its relationship with the US is likely to vary from coalition to coalition.

CER podcast: German foreign and security policy after the election

10 September 2021
Luigi Scazzieri speaks to Claudia Major and Sophia Besch about the implications of the forthcoming election for German foreign, security and defence policy.

Deutsche Welle: NATO summit

14 June 2021
Sophia Besch, senior research fellow a the CER spoke to Deutsche Welle about the NATO summit.
 

BBC Radio 4: The Briefing Room - Could Germany Go Green?

22 April 2021
Sophia Besch, senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform spoke to David Aaronovitch about what the Greens might change about German foreign policy (from 12.3 mins).

CER podcast: What next for post-Merkel Germany?

20 January 2021
Christian Odendahl spoke to Laura Krause and Sophia Besch about the election of the new CDU party leader Armin Laschet.

La eleccion del sucesor de Merkel: ¿Ninguno de los de arriba?

Agenda Publica
15 January 2021
La competencia por los votantes de Angela Merkel ha comenzado, y la CDU necesita un líder capaz de mantener unida a su amplia red de partidarios. Éste bien puede ser el ministro de Salud, Jens Spahn.

Strategic autonomy and the next four years of EU-US relations

Encompass
15 December 2020
European leaders greeted Joe Biden’s victory in the US presidential election with relief.

Deutschland muss in Peking eigene Interessen durchsetzen, ohne Schoßhund der USA zu werden

Der Tagesspiegel
27 November 2020
Die Corona Pandemie hat den Großmachtkonflikt zwischen China und den USA weiter verschärft.

Deutscher Bundestag: Experten befürworten Mehrheitsentscheide in der GASP

23 November 2020
Sophia Besch a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform gave evidence to the Bundestag Committee for European Union Affairs, on qualified majority voting in EU foreign policy.

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