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Turkey’s constitutional referendum: What you need to know (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 07 April 2017

A “Yes” vote could pave the way for a one-man regime and accelerate Turkey’s drift from Europe.

Europe’s Trump-China dilemma (Commentary)

François Godement - 31 January 2017

A multilateral order with China and without America is simply impossible. 

The truth about Russia's defence budget (Commentary)

Mark Galeotti - 24 March 2017

Contrary to recent claims, Russia's defence budget has not been slashed for 2017. 

Kaliningrad: From boomtown to battle-station (Commentary)

Sergey Sukhankin - 27 March 2017

The deployment of Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad has raised fears in Europe that the territory is becoming Russia's key battle-station.

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.

Pariah no more? Poland weighs its options (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 09 February 2017

Angela Merkel’s visit to Warsaw is the most important meeting of German and Polish leaders since 1989.

Belarus’s game of truancy (Commentary)

Andrew Wilson - 14 February 2017

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

The Balkans: Bad news rising (Commentary)

Robert Austin - 24 March 2017

Ethnic rivalries are resurfacing, but the problems are essentially political, not territorial.

Germany's turnabout on Chinese takeovers (Commentary)

Angela Stanzel - 21 March 2017

There is now broad consensus in the German government that the current level of scrutiny of foreign investments is insufficient.

Scenarios for Europe: Deciphering Juncker’s White Paper (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 03 March 2017

What future for Europe does Jean Claude Juncker want?

Statement from concerned Europeans on the Central European University (Commentary)

- 05 April 2017

We call on EU governments, leaders and the European Commission to strongly denounce the Hungarian government's attack on academic freedom.

Russia protests: this time it is different (Commentary)

Anna Arutunyan - 29 March 2017

If we consider their potential for long-term impact, Navalny's protests differ in many ways from previous protests in Russia.

Russia’s Syria Quandary (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 27 January 2017

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

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.

Libya, the time to avoid escalation is now (Commentary)

Mattia Toaldo & Karim Mezran - 18 March 2017

The alternative is the resumption of fighting at the levels of summer 2014, which led to the establishment of ISIS in the country.