Articles on European Strategy

Conservatives without a cause? The German youth’s view and what it means for Europe (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 23 April 2018

Retaining what they have is largely enough for millennials – despite the fact that the majority feels that the EU is not on the right path. 

The European budget talks: Financial threat to a global Europe (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 16 April 2018

Although talks on the EU’s next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) might appear dull on the surface, we should force ourselves to take notice of them and emphasise the long-term importance of the external tranche of the budget.

Iraq: back to square one (Commentary)

Javi López - 29 March 2018

The success of the new EU strategy for Iraq will require a continuous and coordinated support with a long-term view that goes beyond the incidental military victories

Germany’s defence commitments: nothing but paper tigers? (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 27 March 2018

Scepticism about Germany’s willingness to confront a revisionist Russia in 2014 has vanished. But there is new disappointment that the German diplomatic leadership has no military equivalent.

Europe and the Egyptian election: Do not congratulate (Commentary)

Anthony Dworkin - 27 March 2018

Sisi is eager for international endorsement. European leaders should withhold it.

Europe should strike a tough pose with Trump on the Iran nuclear deal (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 22 March 2018

Europeans should toughen their position in ongoing talks with the Trump administration if they are to preserve the Iran nuclear deal and limit insecurity in the Middle East.

Too close for comfort: European geostrategy and the transatlantic alliance (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 08 March 2018

The question for Europe now is whether it needs to de-couple its strategy toward regional great powers from that of the United States.

Fighting fake news: Caught between a rock and a hard place (Commentary)

Lorenzo Marini - 05 March 2018

Government regulation on fake news is unlikely to prevent malicious actors from meddling in our elections or polarising our societies. 

A Great European Society? (Commentary)

Francisco de Borja Lasheras - 22 February 2018

The return of identity politics and nationalism has put the postmodern Europe that sought to dilute and mitigate national and regional identities on the ropes.

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.