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Holes in the cheese (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 04 May 2010

Nuclear crises require a lot of unlikely events to occur at once, like all the holes in slices of Gruy?re cheese lining up. But as the nuclear ambitions of the Iranian president remind us, that is not a reason to ignore the perils of atomic weapons.

Will the difference really make a difference? (Commentary)

Ulrike Guérot - 11 February 2009

In her review of the Munich Security Conference, Ulrike Gu?rot argues that the US reassured Europe of its commitment to a multilateral approach to foreign policy. But how visible, deep and quick will the change in transatlantic relations be?

A toss of the coin (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 30 September 2009

As the world tries to deal with a rebellius Iran, Europe keeps on discussing internally. A ?yes? in Ireland would put an end to this.

Europe needs to show it has a crisis endgame (Commentary)

Wolfgang M?nchau - 07 February 2010

The eurozone must end its fiscal ambiguity.

Troika, trio, treat, trick (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 19 October 2009

After the elections for Commission president, we are now drowned in the gibberish of the Council of Europe president elections

Cold feet in a Turkish bath (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 04 November 2009

Nobody wants to admit it, but Turkish accession negotiations are dead in the water

A glass half full (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 11 June 2010

The Western Balkans are taking steps towards reconciliation, but there is still a long way to go. At the current rate of progress the chances of these countries joining the EU by 2020, as some hope, are slim. Is the glass half full, half empty - or simply too big for Balkan leaders to fill?

Writing cheques for Gaza is easy. Politics is the tricky bit (Commentary)

Chris Patten - 27 January 2009

Chris Patten argues it is time to question Europe's historic role of financing the failure of policies laid down in Israel and the US.

Avoiding a new iron curtain (Commentary)

Andrew Wilson & Nicu Popescu - 06 May 2009

As European leaders travel to Prague for tomorrow's Eastern Partnership summit, the Eastern neighbourhood states are experiencing the worst political, security and economic crisis they have faced since their independence in 1991.

The G20 summit in London will be missing one great power. Guess who? (Commentary)

Timothy Garton Ash - 26 March 2009

When President Barack Obama comes to London next week, he will find one great power missing at the world's summit table: Europe. The US and China may end up carrying on as a G2.

Why the Obama Administration should not take central and Eastern Europe for granted (Commentary)

Pavol Demes, Ivan Krastev and Adam Rotfeld et al - 13 July 2009

Twenty years after the end of the Cold War, Central and Eastern Europe is no longer at the heart of American foreign policy. A GMF policy brief.

Europe must stand up for Georgia (Commentary)

Vaclav Havel, Andr? Glucksmann, Mark Leonard & others - 22 September 2009

Open letter: Twenty years after half of Europe was freed, a new wall is being built - across Georgia.

Strong enough for a 'reset' with Russia? (Commentary)

Ivan Krastev - 01 December 2009

To persuade Russians to join him, Obama must first demonstrate that he does not need them.

British foreign policy in Europe and the world (Commentary)

ECFR - 28 June 2010

The European Council on Foreign Relations hosted two high-profile seminars to mark the opening of their new London offices in Westminster. The first of these looked at 'British foreign policy in Europe and the world', and included a panel discussion with Malcolm Rifkind, Timothy Garton Ash, Charles Grant, and Paddy Ashdown, moderated by ECFR's Daniel Korski.

Haiti: how many Europeans does it take to assess an earthquake? (Commentary)

Richard Gowan - 14 January 2010

Whether Bulgaria's Rumiana Jeleva is the right person for the EU's humanitarian job or not, Haiti's catastrophic earthquake shows just how badly Europe needs someone to coordinate humanitarian assistance.