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Ukraine on the brink of kleptocracy (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 05 January 2018

Europe needs to confront Ukraine’s leadership sooner rather than later.

Austria: Russia’s Trojan Horse? (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 21 December 2017

Europe should be worried about the new Austrian government’s proximity to Russia, not Hungary.

Three views on Turkey's Syria intervention (Commentary)

Guney Yildiz & Asli Aydıntaşbaş & Julien Barnes-Dacey - 25 January 2018

What Turkey's intervention means for Syria, the Kurds, and Ankara.

Spain’s Kosovo-Catalonia conundrum (Commentary)

Fredrik Wesslau - 24 November 2017

Madrid is inadvertently equating Catalonia and Kosovo and, by doing so, revealing itself to be unable to distinguish between legitimate aspirations for self-rule and destabilizing separatism.

Russia’s military victory masks diplomatic impotence in Syria (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 15 December 2017

Damascus has continually rebuffed Russian efforts to pivot to a political track, highlighting Moscow’s apparent inability to rein in its client.

The Zarrab affair (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 24 November 2017

The saga of an Iranian gold trader has driven a wedge between Turkey and its allies.

Misunderstanding migration in North and West Africa (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 05 December 2017

A shocking report on the apparent slave trade in migrants trapped in Libya has focused European attention on combatting smugglers. But ‘cracking down’ on migrant networks is not the answer.

German public says ‘jein’ to European security (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 07 December 2017

A new poll shows that the German public is increasingly concerned with security, but is dismissive of its American security guarantor and unwilling to pay more to help Europe replace it.

Why Ukraine should become a Balkan country (Commentary)

Günther Fehlinger and Andreas Umland - 29 January 2018

Ukrainian politicians, diplomats, journalists and intellectuals should start paying more attention to how the countries of South-Eastern Europe (SEE) are currently preparing for their entry into the European Union. Kyiv can accelerate its own European integration by entering a number of SEE cooperation formats specifically designed to prepare the Western Balkan states for their future EU membership. 

Three myths about Catalonia’s independence movement (Commentary)

Francisco de Borja Lasheras - 22 September 2017

Spain faces its worst constitutional crisis since the failed 1981 coup d’état, driven by Brexit-style populism

Debacle in the Donbas (Commentary)

Valentin Torba - 24 November 2017

The Donbas is seeing a coup within a coup, as two of the leading separatists turn on each other.

Climate-driven migration in Africa (Commentary)

Stefano M. Torelli - 20 December 2017

The total absence of European policies to address climate-driven migration from Africa is deeply concerning.

The real possibility of conflict with North Korea (Commentary)

François Godement - 16 November 2017

Conflict with North Korea is too often assumed to be an all or nothing issue, with nuclear Armageddon as the inevitable result.

EU backed into a corner on Israel-Palestine (Commentary)

Hugh Lovatt - 12 December 2017

Trump’s Jerusalem announcement and Netanyahu’s visit have placed unprecedented strain on Europe’s Israel-Palestine policy. 

Dancing with the bear: Macron in China (Commentary)

François Godement - 12 January 2018

In different ways, Macron and Xi exemplify the rise of individual authority and personal aura over party politics.