Articles on European Power

Trident replacement: losing its vocation? (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 21 March 2017

Britain’s departure from the EU may make the case for its nuclear deterrent replacement harder to sustain.

No country for old moderates (Commentary)

Dina Pardijs - 21 March 2017

The Dutch election has been interpreted as a victory for moderates over populists. But there are worrying signs hidden in the results. 

Germany's turnabout on Chinese takeovers (Commentary)

Angela Stanzel - 21 March 2017

There is now broad consensus in the German government that the current level of scrutiny of foreign investments is insufficient.

Wilders’ 10 year plan (Commentary)

Dina Pardijs - 09 March 2017

While Geert Wilders enjoys presenting himself as the next prime minister, in reality he is playing a longer game. 

Scenarios for Europe: Deciphering Juncker’s White Paper (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 03 March 2017

What future for Europe does Jean Claude Juncker want?

What Liberal World Order? (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 01 March 2017

As global power has shifted from the West to the “rest,” the liberal world order has become an increasingly contested idea.

European defence and the two per cent mantra (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 28 February 2017

The best route to improved European defence capabilities is to build on the patchwork of co-operation that already exists – with Germany at its centre.

A potted history of EU referendums (Commentary)

Dina Pardijs - 27 February 2017

EU-related referendums have a much better track record than the calamities of 2016 suggest.

Pay no attention to the President? (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 21 February 2017

The reassurances of even the most senior officials in the administration are worth very little to US allies.

Britain Steps Into a Deglobalising World (Commentary)

Sebastian Dullien - 20 February 2017

The trend for integration of global markets has softened and might soon even revert, which will force nation-states to rethink their trade strategies.