Articles on Politics & Cohesion

European and foreign policy implications of Bulgaria's election (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva - 28 March 2017

Borissov will probably have to make some symbolic shifts on foreign policy, but he is likely to do his best to be constructive within the EU.

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. 

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?

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.

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.

The era of Mutual Assured Disruption (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 16 February 2017

The five forces that are 'liquidising' global security.

Harnessing the Politics of Disruption (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 06 February 2017

What both the Brexit vote and Trump's election show is a serious lack of confidence in existing institutions.