Kathleen R. McNamara

Snapshot
Kathleen R. McNamara

The situation in Ukraine cuts to the heart of the EU's promise -- and challenges -- as a foreign policy actor. The union still has a powerful pull for many countries, but it is sorely limited in its ability to respond to crises. It might not be able to wrest Crimea forcibly from a determined Putin, for example, but its emphasis on human security and international law will have a stealthy impact on Ukraine's evolution for years to come.

Snapshot
Kathleen R. McNamara

Further European financial and political integration would be incredibly difficult to achieve, but it may be the only way to make the EU viable in the long run.

Reading List
Kathleen R. McNamara

An annotated Foreign Affairs syllabus on the European Union.

Comment
Mar/Apr
1999
Sheri Berman and Kathleen R. McNamara

Given the ECB's fundamentally anti-democratic ideology, the Bank's role during a true crisis was destined to become a source of controversy.