Sophia Besch

Sophia Besch

Research fellow
Areas of expertise 

NATO, European defence, German foreign policy

Twitter 
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CER podcast: 5 questions on Trade, Trump and TTIP

CER podcast: 5 questions on Trade, Trump and TTIP

16 January 2017
Rem Korteweg explains what trade policy under Trump will look like, if and how European governments can save TTIP, and what to make of a US-UK trade deal.

Will the EU get serious on defence?

Prospect
26 December 2016
Faced with deteriorating security at borders, tensions between Russia and the west, the migration crisis and the threat of terrorism, Europeans feel that the EU is not doing enough to protect them.

The Telegraph: Sophia Besch on Merkel and the Berlin terror attack

21 December 2016
German political expert Sophia Besch says Angela Merkel's facing tough questions over her asylum policy following the Berlin attack (15:54 pm).

CER podcast: CER researchers review the year 2016

21 December 2016
Charles Grant, Simon Tilford and Ian Bond review the political themes and events that shaped 2016.

CER podcast series: The economics of populism, episode five

15 December 2016
In this episode, Martin Sandbu and Christian Dustmann discuss 'How should governments respond to migration fears?'
CER podcast series: The economics of populism, episode two

CER podcast series: The economics of populism, episode two

25 November 2016
In this episode, David Willetts and Nicholas Crafts discuss 'Was Brexit a rebellion against globalisation?'

CER podcast: What the US elections and Brexit mean for US-EU relations

07 November 2016
CER researchers discuss the impact of the UK’s vote to leave the EU on transatlantic relations and how the future US president will approach Europe.

NDR: Streitkräfte und Strategien

05 November 2016
The CER's Sophia Besch speaks to German radio on EU defence co-operation, "European Strategic autonomy without the UK will be difficult" (18:42 – 19:15).
After the EU global strategy - Consulting the experts

After the EU global strategy - Consulting the experts

EU Institute for Security Studies
28 October 2016
In addition to publishing a Security and Defence Implementation Plan (SDIP) in December, all EU member states should sign a pledge to protect the security of their citizens.

CER podcast: Charles Grant and Jean Pisani-Ferry on UK-EU relations and the future of the Eurozone

26 October 2016
Charles Grant and Jean Pisani-Ferry discuss the chances of a ‘continental partnership’ between Britain and the EU post Brexit.

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