Articles

EU backed into a corner on Israel-Palestine (Commentary)

Hugh Lovatt - 12 December 2017

Trump’s Jerusalem announcement and Netanyahu’s visit have placed unprecedented strain on Europe’s Israel-Palestine policy. But perhaps that’s a good thing.

Resolving the Macedonian Name Dispute: Prospect for Transformative Mutual Recognition (Commentary)

Veton Latifi and Kalypso Nicolaidis - 12 December 2017

Greece and Macedonia need to distinguish between issues where they can agree to disagree and those where they need to agree.

One less adult in the room (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 11 December 2017

Rex Tillerson received a frosty welcome in Europe last week. But the old continent has not yet formulated a practical response to Trump’s foreign policy.

Tories sleepwalk towards soft Brexit (Commentary)

Conor Quinn - 11 December 2017

The UK government was deluded when it thought reaching a deal would be easy. It is deluded now in underestimating the concession it has made.

Poland’s facelift to win back friends in Europe (Commentary)

Pawel Zerka - 11 December 2017

It will take more than superficial changes to alter the course of Poland’s relationship with Europe.

German public says ‘jein’ to European security (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 07 December 2017

A new poll shows that the German public is increasingly concerned with security, but is dismissive of its American security guarantor and unwilling to pay more to help Europe replace it.

Ireland: The final barrier to a December Brexit deal (Commentary)

Andrew Hammond - 06 December 2017

Theresa May has to satisfy interests in Dublin, Belfast and Brussels on Northern Ireland’s future status if Brexit talks are to progress this year.

Saleh’s dramatic death returns Yemen to the spotlight (Commentary)

Adam Baron - 05 December 2017

The former president’s death makes diplomatic engagement all the more difficult, but also underlines the folly of leaving Yemen on the backburner.

Misunderstanding migration in North and West Africa (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 05 December 2017

A shocking report on the apparent slave trade in migrants trapped in Libya has focused European attention on combatting smugglers. But ‘cracking down’ on migrant networks is not the answer.

Europe's crisis starts at home (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 05 December 2017

The biggest threat to the European project is not the "illiberal" saboteurs on the periphery of the EU, but the deep divide within member states, including bastions of liberalism such as France and Germany.