Articles on Wider Europe

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.

5 graphs that explain EU foreign policy making in 2017 (Commentary)

Dina Pardijs - 22 December 2016

There remains a core agreement on certain key values but the EU is deeply divided on immigration, on Russia, and perhaps soon on the United States. 

An envoy, an assassin and a mystery in the heart of Ankara (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 21 December 2016

Instead of ratcheting up tensions, the murder of Karlov seems to have brought Ankara and Moscow closer than ever.

From Ankara with love/hate (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 15 December 2016

Because Germany has deeper roots than any other European nation in Turkish society, it is also the country that is bearing the brunt of Turkey’s domestic problems.

Dear Europe: Don’t drop Turkey (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 13 December 2016

European leaders should think twice before severing ties with Turkey.

Pastiche politics: Macedonia, democracy and the faltering journey to Europe (Commentary)

Francisco de Borja Lasheras - 09 December 2016

This weekend’s parliamentary elections in Macedonia are, ironically, an exercise in strengthening anti-democratic forces.