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What does Russia want? (Commentary)

Kadri Liik - 26 May 2017

The nature of the 'Russia challenge' – and how to address it.

US must avoid a war with Iran in eastern Syria (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 17 June 2017

Some in Washington hope the US can cut off Iran’s regional influence in eastern Syria, but that’s a recipe for endless war.

China’s Belt and Road – new name, same doubts? (Commentary)

Angela Stanzel - 19 May 2017

Beijing is trying to create an inclusive narrative around its new Silk Road initiative, but fails to convince the sceptics.

Stabilising Mali - why Europe must look beyond technicalities (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 24 May 2017

To foster long-term stability in Mali, the international community must not content itself with the implementation of technicalities.

Russia in Libya: War or Peace? (Commentary)

Mattia Toaldo - 02 August 2017

Europe must use its diplomatic leverage to ensure that increased Russian involvement does not come at the cost of further destabilisation on Europe’s southern border.

Lonely at the top (Commentary)

Richard Gowan - 25 July 2017

Running the United Nations is a lonely job for António Guterres - and he seems to prefer it that way. 

Why Stalin’s popularity doesn’t have to be as terrifying as it seems (Commentary)

Anna Arutunyan - 29 June 2017

Stalin's increasing popularity in Russia is worrying, but its importance should not be exaggerated.

The EU-China Summit: searching for common ground (Commentary)

François Godement - 01 June 2017

As the EU-China Summit opens in Brussels today, is there now a common ground on which the two can come together?

Europe must combat Trumpization of Middle East (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 09 June 2017

Europeans should provide President Trump with a more sober assessment of the causes of the region’s crises and support de-escalation initiatives before things spiral out of control.

Trump in Warsaw: What is at stake for Poland and Europe? (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 04 July 2017

While Warsaw hopes for the U.S. to support its regional ambitions, Berlin and Brussels watch carefully.

Serious questions remain over G5 Sahel military force (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 16 June 2017

France is pushing for regional military support, but the proposed force risks causing more harm than good.

Poland: The importance of being president (Commentary)

Joanna Hosa - 25 July 2017

As rifts appear in the ruling camp, the turmoil in Poland is far from over.

China in the Balkans: The battle of principles (Commentary)

Michal Makocki - 06 July 2017

China’s Silk Road project may give a short term economic boost but it is undermining the EU reform agenda in the Balkans.

The Hamburg G20: A clash of competing visions of world affairs (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 06 July 2017

Europe's multilateral vision for the G20 appears to be merely a side show to the traditional struggle for national power.

G7 shirking its responsibilities on Russia (Commentary)

Mark Galeotti - 25 May 2017

If sanctions are considered not to be working, then the answer is not to lift them, but to strengthen them.