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UK Brexit debate still missing the point (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 16 December 2016

Negotiations seldom go well if you do not understand where the other side is coming from.

The first Trump test: European policy and the Siege of Aleppo (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 15 December 2016

There is no longer any real hope of deposing Assad. Europe must instead work towards an ugly deal that salvages something for the Syrian people.  

The battle for Mosul: So far so good (Commentary)

Hayder al-Khoei - 28 October 2016

The military plan A is working well, for now. But if it encounters problems, the myriad of actors involved could start to pull in different directions, to the detriment of Mosul’s future.

Putin’s friends in Europe (Commentary)

Fredrik Wesslau - 19 October 2016

The upsurge of populism in Europe has provided Russia with an ample supply of sympathetic political parties across the continent.

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

Europe, Alone in Trump’s World (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 09 November 2016

Europeans will not only have to get used to Trump; they will have to look at the world through different eyes.

Can governance Trump guns? European security after the US elections (Commentary)

Mark Galeotti - 21 November 2016

Rather than trying to duplicate NATO, the EU should instead focus on 'hybrid defence'.

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.

Mosul operation sees Turkey flex its muscles (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 31 October 2016

Ankara’s new security doctrine sees a greater role for military intervention in its ‘backyard’.

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

Silvia Francescon & Giovanni Fedele - 02 December 2016

With Renzi declaring that he will resign if the electorate rejects his reforms, the referendum is now widely seen as a vote of confidence on the government itself.

Post-truth politics in Ukraine: A ‘common sense’ campaign that is anything but (Commentary)

Andrew Wilson - 25 November 2016

The seemingly innocuous initiative to restore economic relations between Kyiv and Moscow is really Russia's latest move against the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.

Europeans will now decide what Europe will be (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 18 November 2016

The answer for European countries in the age of Trump lies in genuine integration of territorial defence.

The Populist-Putin-Trump insurgency against liberal Europe (Commentary)

Fredrik Wesslau - 05 December 2016

The new axis between Trump’s America, Putin’s Russia, and European populists represents a toxic mix for the liberal order in Europe. 

What India thinks of Europe (Commentary)

Sunaina Kumar - 07 November 2016

India and the EU have plenty of chances to cooperate but the relationship continues to disappoint.

The Coming Brexit Tragedy (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 03 January 2017

With both sides ignoring the decline of the liberal world order, the Brexit process is set to result in tragedy for both the UK and EU.