Articles on European Power

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.

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.

Escaping from Tunisia (Commentary)

Stefano M. Torelli - 10 November 2017

Explaining the recent spike in migration from Tunisia to Europe

The long and winding road to Jamaica (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 08 November 2017

The indications are this new German government will struggle to take advantage of the foreign policy opportunities presented by this election.

Attribution is what states make of it (Commentary)

Stefan Soesanto - 30 October 2017

It is high-time for the Europeans to wake up from their hopes and dreams to build norms and rules for state behaviour in cyberspace.

Going Dutch: Why Germany needs others besides France (Commentary)

Christel Zunneberg - 24 October 2017

The Franco-German engine gets all the media attention, but it is Dutch-German cooperation that has done the important work in recent years.