Nowadays, rather than needing internal pacification, Europe needs a shield against external risks.
However, in matters of Europe and peace, scepticism is a self-fulfilling prophecy. The “somnambulists” of 1914, according to the expression of Stephen Clark, triggered up WWI because they believed it to be ines- capable. Not the opposite.
Today, the time has come to take seriously into account the founding utopia of Europe: pacifism. But it is now essential to know how to defend it, including by arms. Europe can only perish from an excess of realism.
The Lithuanian Foreign Policy Review interviewed Cyrille Bret here : Bret Lithuania