Articles on Wider Europe

Turn the search light outwards (Commentary)

Francisco de Borja Lasheras - 15 February 2017

In focusing exclusively on Western crimes, parts of the European Left are letting Putin and Assad off the hook for Syria and Ukraine.

More than words: Nationalism in Trump’s US and Putin’s Russia (Commentary)

Anna Arutunyan - 15 February 2017

Contrast between Trump’s outbursts and Putin’s restraint shows that Russia’s illiberal worldview still dwarves America’s alt-right.

Belarus’s game of truancy (Commentary)

Andrew Wilson - 14 February 2017

The traditional paradigm for Russia-Belarus relations has broken down.

Berlin: Ukraine’s last ally standing? (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 02 February 2017

Russian advance and US withdrawal could see Ukraine ever more dependent on continued German support.

Russia’s Syria Quandary (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 27 January 2017

The Astana process may represent a moment of new Russian seriousness.

Ukraine: Waiting for Donald, worrying about the EU (Commentary)

Andrew Wilson - 18 January 2017

Ukraine's prospects are under threat from developments on both sides of the Atlantic.

A Trump-Putin summit? Bring it on. (Commentary)

Mark Galeotti - 17 January 2017

The long-distance bromance may founder when its principals actually get to meet. 

Ten Foreign Policy Trends for 2017 (Commentary)

Mark Leonard & Jeremy Shapiro - 13 January 2017

Here are our ten trends (plus one bonus) that will define European foreign policy in 2017

Russia’s heavy metal diplomacy (Commentary)

Mark Galeotti - 27 December 2016

Mark Galeotti's op-ed on how Russia aims to divide, distract, dismay and dominate neighbours with 'heavy metal diplomacy'.

Ukraine’s rising Euroscepticism (Commentary)

Francisco de Borja Lasheras - 22 December 2016

Ukraine’s pivot towards the West has barely begun, but fatigue and frustration are already setting in.