Articles on Mark Leonard

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.

Trump the Ideologue? (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 30 March 2017

Even those who seem to take Trump seriously are failing to get to the root of Trumpism. 

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.

The era of Mutual Assured Disruption (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 16 February 2017

The five forces that are 'liquidising' global security.