“Made in Ukraine: The EU’s Emerging Real(ist) Power”, Andriy Tyushka (College of Europe, Natolin)

This op-ed article looks into the early signs of the EU’s opening to using ‘hard power’ as part of its foreign and security policy repertoire. Assessing the EU’s early reactions to the Russian overt war campaign in Ukraine since February 24, 2022, the op-ed ponders on the challenges in forging and maintaining the EU’s collective resolve, adapting its strategy and boosting the capabilities – all to help Ukraine defend itself and test the EU’s strategic course towards autonomy and geopolitical actorness, as declared a few years ago.

The article is available at this link.