Articles

Saudi Arabia: Bold moves or brinksmanship? (Commentary)

Ruth Citrin - 22 November 2017

Mohammad bin Salman is engaged in a risky bid to remake Saudi Arabia at the same time as rebalancing power regionally.

Jamaica sunset leaves German politics in the dark (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 21 November 2017

The standstill in German governance will likely amplify political fragmentation in the EU. 

Poland: What went wrong? (Commentary)

Joanna Hosa - 17 November 2017

Condemnation and a few more EU aid payments will not fix Poland’s resurgent xenophobia.

Pesco, the impotent gorilla (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 17 November 2017

Criticisms of PESCO could equally be applied to Germany’s broader security and defence policy.

Easing the EU’s Eastern Partnership fatigue (Commentary)

Jana Kobzova - 16 November 2017

The EU is right to demand reforms from its Eastern Partners – but its own expectations need to adjust to the region’s realities

Not only a pawn in their game (Commentary)

Adam Baron - 16 November 2017

The war in Yemen has its own domestic logic, independent of the Saudi-Iranian ‘cold war’.

The real possibility of conflict with North Korea (Commentary)

François Godement - 16 November 2017

Conflict with North Korea is too often assumed to be an all or nothing issue, with nuclear Armageddon as the inevitable result.

EU defence efforts miss the open goal again (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 15 November 2017

PESCO’s commitments have been watered down so as to become virtually meaningless.

Time for the Sleeping Beauty to wake (Commentary)

Enrique Mora Benavente - 15 November 2017

Whether Europe will be able to make a difference in foreign policy depends on whether member states can fulfil PESCO’s commitments.

How to avert the looming Brexit crisis (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 14 November 2017

Europe must help May sugar-coat the very bitter pills the Brits are going to have to swallow.