Articles on Mark Leonard

Macron Takes Aim at European Politics (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 10 April 2018

During his first year in office, French President Emmanuel Macron outlined a series of proposals for reforming European institutions; now he is launching a campaign to shake up the European Parliament election in 2019. Through it all, he has adhered to a coherent philosophy of how politics in the twenty-first century should work.

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.

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.

Europe's crisis starts at home (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 05 December 2017

The biggest threat to the European project is not the "illiberal" saboteurs on the periphery of the EU, but the deep divide within member states, including bastions of liberalism such as France and Germany.

How Britain Lost Its Cool (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 05 October 2017

In the past 20 years, the UK and Germany have switched positions, with the latter now representing openness while the former has come to embody backward-looking nationalism. But there is no reason to believe that the two countries won't swap places again.

Germany’s New Power of the Purse (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 02 August 2017

Berlin's firmer line on Turkey confirms Germany's status as a major economic power.

Winners and losers in the UK election (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 09 June 2017

The UK election result emphatically confirmed the sense that the political class is out of touch with popular sentiment.

The Macron Method (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 30 May 2017

To bring true change, Macron will have to reconcile technocracy and populism.

Germany, not China, will be Donald Trump’s enemy number one (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke & Mark Leonard - 03 May 2017

Donald Trump's government is increasingly taking aim at Germany – it is time for Berlin to acknowledge the potential danger.

Planning for President Le Pen (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 21 April 2017

Europe must address seriously the possibility of Marine Le Pen winning, however unlikely it may seem.