Why EU leaders should not stare into Medvedev's eyes (Commentary)

Andrew Wilson - 28 February 2008

In 2000, George Bush looked into Putin's eyes and claimed he had found a soulmate for the West. Today, Western leaders may be about to repeat the same mistake with Dmitry Medvedev.

A united Europe must stand up to Russia (Commentary)

TIMOTHY GARTON ASH - 28 February 2008

The Russian presidential election is such a cliffhanger. Will it be the rising star Dmitry "Obamovich" Medvedev? Or the veteran Gennady "McCainovich" Zyuganov? Aren't we on the edge of our seats?

Franco-British defence cooperation - a historic crossroads? (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 27 February 2008

The Brown-Sarkozy summit in late March will offer a great opportunity to boost defence cooperation between the UK and France. But real progress will require a determined exercise of will by the two leaders.

Don't mention the war (Commentary)

Daniel Korski - 22 February 2008

European defence chiefs should help improve the EU's lacklustre performance in Afghanistan

Kosovo: Between Kiribati and Kuwait (Commentary)

Daniel Korski - 16 February 2008

Kosovo?s independence will require restraint and calm by all parties. Even so, it will present a number of key challenges for the EU.

Boycotting the China Olympics (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 16 February 2008

Spielberg was right to step down but governments should look at China's policies within a historical context, and have a strategy for influencing Beijing beyond the summer of 2008.

Democratic Asia changes course (Commentary)

François Godement - 12 February 2008

In the past few years, almost all of East Asia's fully fledged democracies have changed leadership - but this has gone rather unnoticed by European observers who focus on China alone.

What does China think? (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 11 February 2008

China is emerging not just as an economic giant, but as a powerhouse of ideas about politics, economics and world order. Its own model of globalisation could re-shape much of the world.

Fighting in Chad should prompt EU re-think (Commentary)

Daniel Korski and Richard Gowan - 08 February 2008

If the European Union is to succeed in Chad, it will need to design an integrated response, covering political, development and military action alike.

State building and the EU's supra-national momentum (Commentary)

Ulrike Guérot - 08 February 2008

Kosovo's imminent independence - while the right course - raises difficult questions about some elements of the European project.