Articles on European Power

At last, the stars are aligned for European defence (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 26 May 2017

It is beginning to look as though the concept of ring-fencing or reserving a portion of national budgets to be spent collaboratively might finally get airborne.

G7 shirking its responsibilities on Russia (Commentary)

Mark Galeotti - 25 May 2017

If sanctions are considered not to be working, then the answer is not to lift them, but to strengthen them.

Trump and Europe: The NASCAR Summit? (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 24 May 2017

Regardless of Trump's visit to Europe, serious questions about the Trump administration should persist for Europe.

The liberation of Europe (Commentary)

Caroline de Gruyter - 17 May 2017

The remaining 27 EU members have turned the page after Brexit much faster than the UK itself.

Will Germany make room for Macron? (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 12 May 2017

France is ready to come back to the centre of the European project, but Germany will need to compromise to make things work.

The Macron leak that wasn't (Commentary)

Stefan Soesanto - 09 May 2017

So stark is the absence of interesting information that one could conclude that the Macronleak was a false flag operation designed to point the finger at Russia.

Macron’s Foreign Policy: Claiming the tradition (Commentary)

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil & Jeremy Shapiro - 05 May 2017

Macron’s inexperience means he needs to reassure the electorate that he can manage the national security state.

Germany, not China, will be Donald Trump’s enemy number one (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke & Mark Leonard - 03 May 2017

Donald Trump's government is increasingly taking aim at Germany – it is time for Berlin to acknowledge the potential danger.

Brexit, Trump, France: third time unlucky? (Commentary)

Tara Varma - 02 May 2017

A tumultuous election season has stirred up France's political landscape. While Macron seems likely to win, he needs to do so convincingly to create new stability.

Trump’s poisoned TTIP chalice (Commentary)

Sebastian Dullien - 28 April 2017

The prospect of reopening trade talks with the US puts the European Union in an invidious position.