Articles

Balkans: On track for EU membership or stagnation? (Commentary)

Carl Bildt - 15 February 2018

Three sets of challenges will have to be overcome if any of the candidate countries are to become EU members in 2025.

Kosovo: The need for dialogue (Commentary)

Robert Cooper - 15 February 2018

The 10th anniversary of independence is a good moment for Kosovo to look forward and ask what sort of state it wants to be.

Visegrad dreams for Warsaw, nightmares for Berlin (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 15 February 2018

A Visegrad alliance remains distant for now, but EU must address rising resentment about economic liberalisation in central and eastern Europe.

A New Beginning for European Defence (Commentary)

Mark Leonard & Norbert Röttgen - 14 February 2018

It is time to move past institutional integration and develop practical European security capabilities.

Syria: New rules of the game? (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 13 February 2018

As Syria’s civil war heads towards an end game, wider international fault lines are sharpening. Only Russia has the power to stop escalation but it is yet to choose its course.

Overseeing Kosovo's conditional independence (Commentary)

Pieter Feith - 09 February 2018

The lesson of Kosovo's transition to independence is the value of the ‘ICO model’; a timebound mandate and a commitment to local ownership, transparency and respect.

Too soon for champagne toasts to GroKo (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 07 February 2018

The grand coalition treaty is strongly pro-European in tone, but the devil is in the details – and it could yet be rejected by SPD members.

May unwavering in China (Commentary)

François Godement - 07 February 2018

Even though the UK is currently weakened by Brexit, May showed true British stubborness during her visit in China and did not bow down to their demands.

Kosovo's path to independence (Commentary)

Albert Rohan - 02 February 2018

Kosovo’s independence has become an irreversible fact, even if Serbia, Russia, and some other countries persist in their denial of reality.