Articles on European Power

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.

From Iran to North Korea, German policymakers are at a loss (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 12 January 2018

Postwar German foreign policy is based on cooperation, rules and trust, not power, interest and threat. But with crises from Iran to North Korea likely to be play out the old-fashioned way, that approach looks naive.

Dancing with the bear: Macron in China (Commentary)

François Godement - 12 January 2018

In different ways, Macron and Xi exemplify the rise of individual authority and personal aura over party politics.

Bulgaria: The unforeseen effects of the Presidency (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva - 09 January 2018

Bulgarian politicians and officials will have to challenge the stereotypes about Bulgaria during their six month presidency and learn to strike coalitions in the EU.

Poland’s black Wednesday: Crossing the Rubicon (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 22 December 2017

This will be a gloomy Christmas for all those who care about liberal and European values in Poland.