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After the JCPOA, the world needs Germany. But where is it? (Commentary)

Jonathan Hackenbroich - 30 May 2018

Germany could put some heft into defending the liberal international order. Yet it still declines to do so.

Macron Takes Aim at European Politics (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 10 April 2018

During his first year in office, French President Emmanuel Macron outlined a series of proposals for reforming European institutions; now he is launching a campaign to shake up the European Parliament election in 2019. Through it all, he has adhered to a coherent philosophy of how politics in the twenty-first century should work.

Macron’s passage to India: a missed opportunity for Europe (Commentary)

Tara Varma - 16 March 2018

Macron’s message to Modi was “Choose France”, rather than “Choose Europe”.

The End of the Concept of ‘the West’? (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva - 18 May 2018

The West is more and more divided and global strategic interests are diverging. The impact of the US President on views and transatlantic trust is significant. 

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

The Importance of Being Envoy: Advice to the new UN Representative to Yemen (Commentary)

Adam Baron - 11 April 2018

Martin Griffiths has an opportunity to serve as a bridge between international and regional actors and to benefit from European diplomatic initiatives.

Orbán 3.0: What to expect next (Commentary)

Zsuzsanna Végh - 13 April 2018

Viktor Orbán’s post-victory intentions are clear: to extend Fidesz control over civil society and remaining independent media outlets. The stage is now set for the EU – with European People’s Party MEPs holding the balance – to take action on further violations of democratic principles and values.

Ukrainian elections: Poroshenko and proliferating populists (Commentary)

Andrew Wilson - 23 May 2018

Four years after Euromaidan, the overall picture is bleak. Former Prime Minister Yuliya Tymoshenko has established a lead in the polls – but she has done so by profiting from social and economic problems rather than addressing past faults.

UN peacekeeping in Donbas? The stakes of the Russia-Ukraine conflict (Commentary)

Andreas Umland - 08 June 2018

A transitional UN peacekeeping mission in, and international civilian administration of, Donbas would have two major benefits.

Birds of different feathers: why the North Korea and Iran problems require distinct solutions (Commentary)

François Godement - 25 May 2018

Europe’s most useful role is to push for steady American policies. It is also to convince Iran that a compromise on missiles is in its own interest.

Pedantry in motion: European intervention hits the language barrier (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 07 June 2018

German politicians struggle to endorse Emmanuel Macron’s proposal for a “European Intervention Initiative” not least because the term intervention sounds misleading in German.

The EU as seen from Serbia (Commentary)

Prof.dr Tanja Miscevic - 14 March 2018

The EU has taken steps to protect itself from the risks of expansion, but must not lose sight of the value that countries like Serbia can add to the European project.

Macron’s Charlemagne challenge to Berlin (Commentary)

Almut Möller - 15 May 2018

Emmanuel Macron both lay down a gauntlet and held out a hand to Angela Merkel in Aachen. But the chancellor seized neither.

Five reasons to support Theresa May’s response to Russia (Commentary)

Kadri Liik - 16 March 2018

We do not yet know everything about this crime, so it is wise to leave stronger measures for when we know more.