As the European Union deals with yet another crisis— the COVID-19 pandemic—it must adopt a grand strategy based on unity, policy, and proportionality: cohesion over inaction, policy over process, and regional imperatives over global ambitions. An analysis of past strategy documents and a study of current international trends stress the need for a Union capable of shaping its own environment rather than reacting to it. The pandemic should accelerate Europe’s journey toward power maturity and responsibility.
Jean-Yves Haine & Cynthia Salloum, "Europe: A Strategy for a Regional and Middle Power," Parameters 51, no. 2 (2021), https://press.armywarcollege.edu/parameters/vol51/iss2/6