Articles on European Power

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.

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.

Europe’s defining choice on Poland (Commentary)

Pawel Zerka - 31 January 2018

Europe’s decision on whether or not to declare Poland in breach with European rule of law standards comes down to a choice between principles and pragmatism.

Donald does Davos: The American President goes global (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 25 January 2018

In this week’s episode, Trump takes his “America First” crusade into the very den of globalism: The World Economic Forum in Davos.

Britain’s Strategic Defence and Security Review and deterring Russia (Commentary)

Mark Galeotti - 22 January 2018

Russia is being weaponised to justify big-ticket buys for the UK military, yet there’s little talk of what Moscow thinks matters.

Berlin’s European agenda (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 22 January 2018

The next German government must lead the way in forging European consensus on migration, foreign policy, and a common system of values. This means it will have to think bigger than ever before.

The draft US Nuclear Posture Review is not as crazy as it sounds (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 19 January 2018

The proposal of new, low-yield warheads seeks to convince adversaries that there is no step in the escalation ladder that the US would not be able to answer reciprocally.

The sense of an ending: Contours of the next German government (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 17 January 2018

The days of a towering role for Germany in Europe seem behind us.