Articles on European Power

Birds of different feathers: why the North Korea and Iran problems require distinct solutions (Commentary)

François Godement - 25 May 2018

Europe’s most useful role is to push for steady American policies. It is also to convince Iran that a compromise on missiles is in its own interest.

The ECFR Power Audits (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş & François Godement & Kadri Liik & Jeremy Shapiro - 25 May 2018

The four power audits show that Europeans, particularly when working together, retain the capacity to cooperate and compete effectively with all these powers.  But they also show that, in each case, Europe is failing to do so. 

Macron and the European Intervention Initiative: Erasmus for soldiers? (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 22 May 2018

The cultivation of a shared strategic European defence culture must encompass the possibility – the likelihood, in fact – of autonomous European action

The End of the Concept of ‘the West’? (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva - 18 May 2018

The West is more and more divided and global strategic interests are diverging. The impact of the US President on views and transatlantic trust is significant. 

Lethal weapon: Has Trump mis-stepped on Ukraine? (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 17 May 2018

Sending anti-tank guided weapons to Ukraine is the right decision. But the Trump administration has gone about it the wrong way.

Macron’s Charlemagne challenge to Berlin (Commentary)

Almut Möller - 15 May 2018

Emmanuel Macron both lay down a gauntlet and held out a hand to Angela Merkel in Aachen. But the chancellor seized neither.

How to prevent regional escalation after Trump’s JCPOA decision (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 10 May 2018

Europeans must act now to avert a deadly new war across the Middle East.

After Trump’s Iran decision: Time for Europe to step up (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 09 May 2018

Six steps for the EU and its member states to save the nuclear agreement with Iran 

The Inter-Korean Summit: Peace is not – yet – at hand (Commentary)

François Godement - 04 May 2018

North Korea is not yet denuclearized. To get there, China will have to play significant role in the negotiations.