With tensions rising between Russia and Ukraine, Erdogan may find himself forced to decide which side of the fence he sits on. That may entail falling out of love with Russia all over again.
The EU debate in Berlin has moved on to one that is more instrumental, aiming to work out what the Union can contribute to protect and empower Europe’s citizens to continue their lives in freedom, security, and prosperity.
Reformists leaders have disappointed hopes for change before. Yet Hassan Rouhani benefits from a unique opportunity.
At a time when Russia is heading into renewed turbulence, he appears determined to ensure he has none around him willing to express uncomfortable truths.
Hillary Clinton is unlikely to have a hawkish foreign policy as she will no longer be a senator, secretary of state, or presidential candidate. She will be president and that means that her priorities will be very different.
24 August 2016
The article quotes Mattia Toaldo on the results of the Libyan parliament's vote.
24 August 2016
The article mentions Josef Janning's commentary Poland: Europe's unlikely influencer.
24 August 2016
Josef Janning on Merkel´s EU Reunification Efforts.
23 August 2016
Silvia Francescon quoted on Italian initiative concerning a Defense Schengen.
Vladimir is not Nicholas, and the 2010s are not the 1850s. Nonetheless, if Putinism is entering its “Nicolaevian” phase, it raises some worrying implications for the future.
With every terrorist attack, anti-migration parties will have a larger platform, but they will struggle to change policy.
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard speaks with Tom Nuttall, Brussels Bureau Chief of the Economist, about reactions to the UK referendum result in the EU institutions.
The war in Mali continues to expand, even as the country’s peace process stumbles ever onward.
If Arab states remain committed to increased cooperation with Israel, they should explore how these growing ties could be leveraged to advance Palestinian sovereignty.
Africa is big enough for both, but there is a risk that the rivalry between China and India could play out to the detriment of African interests.
Each must do more to avoid interfering in the other’s domestic secu
Turkey's constrained military and inward focus could soften its 'Assad must go' policy.
The divergence between the EU's recent statements on Market Economy Status and the South China Sea issue reflect the strengths and weaknesses of the EU itself.
Drug taking in sport can be seen as a metaphor for the country’s ills: denial, bluster and blame providing a recipe for isolation and stagnation.
High-level political talks cannot be the only focus for the international community if Yemen is to have any chance of recovery.
Trump’s businessman’s approach to foreign policy promises stability to no one.
Mark Leonard, Ulrike Franke, Josef Janning & Volker Stanzel talk about the 4 recent violent attacks in southern Germany and its implications on German security policy.
Finding a coherent European position on the desired extent of market liberalization, encryption, and the creation of a new EU-US partnership on strategic digital issues, could overcome current obstacles to digital progress on both sides of the Atlantic.
For Moscow, Russian-based criminal networks provide an unconventional asset in the geopolitical struggle with the West.