France has growing strategic relevance in the Gulf region, but its new proximity is dependent on increasingly unconditional support for Gulf regional policies.
Amid a wave of mounting protests the over-confident and ever-arrogant Armenian government is locked in an escalating and tense standoff with thousands of ever more resolute and empowered youth activists.
European leaders discussing EU migration policy at this week's European Council do not have an easy task, but high-level conversation is good news
Germany’s obsessive debate between a value-based and an interest-based foreign policy has returned
Why do Germans so strongly oppose military intervention in defence of NATO?
Our experts and eminent guests talk about Europe’s role in the world.
eldiario.es - 30 June 2015
ECFR Berlin Senior Policy Fellow, Josef Janning states that currently there is no mechanism for a break-up of the euro.
20 Minuten - 30 June 2015
Sebastian Dullien writes that the IMF douted already in 2010 whether Greece would be able to return to a sustainable debt level.
Handelsblatt - 29 June 2015
Senior Policy Fellow Sebastian Dullien on the possibility and implications of a 'Grexit'.
Handelsblatt - 29 June 2015
ECFR policy expert Sebastian Dullien questions the robustness of the Eurozone in the event of a 'Grexit'.
The new-born European Energy Union is looking both inwards to better interconnectedness, and outwards to new energy sources.
Myths and symbolism have accompagnied the fundamental transformation of the gathering.
The “third Industrial Revolution” – the digital revolution – is well underway and Europe cannot afford to miss it.
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The Levantine order is in a state of implosion and a new geography of power is emerging.
The crisis in Ukraine is one of the most defining of our time, but too little attention is paid to what is actually happening on the ground.
On TTIP, the EU must choose between ambition and momentum, but make sure it secures a deal it can ratify at home.
ECFR's director Mark Leonard speaks to Gerald Knaus, chairman and founder of the European Stability Initiative, and ECFR's senior policy fellows Andrew Wilson and Anthony Dworkin about the increase and effectiveness of sanctions.
Europe must deal with the short-term emergencies and address long-term solutions.
In 2014, the Russian economy experienced the double shock of falling oil prices and Western sanctions with potentially severe consequences for the Kremlin's economic model.
Many in Eastern Europe viewed the Riga Summit as a disappointment, but what did Germany make of it?