Recent terror attacks in Berlin, Baghdad and Istanbul demonstrate that defeating ISIS militarily is only half the battle.
Mark Leonard speaks with Ruth Citrin, Ellie Geranmayeh and Hugh Lovatt on the cards that the EU can play if the U.S. walks away from the table.
Here are our ten trends (plus one bonus) that will define European foreign policy in 2017
Resolution 2334 should be seen as a belated step towards mobilizing the international consensus. But to give it any real effect, states will need to build on the resolution with a view to making it operational. The EU is best positioned to do so.
We may need to lower our expectations and recognise the inherent limitations and trade-offs of seeking to reduce atrocities overseas.
Mark Leonard and colleagues discuss the aftermath of Assad's victory in Aleppo, as well as the deepening political crisis in Poland.
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.
20 January 2017
Radosław Sikorski on Donald Trump's foreign policy.
20 January 2017
Hamza Meddeb on how offering Tunisia the European Economic Area membership could help saving the fragile Tunisian democracy
19 January 2017
Mattia Toaldo quoted on Russia's campaign in Libya.
19 January 2017
The Washington Post quotes the survey conducted by Dalia Research and the ECFR on transatlantic relations under Trump's Presidency.
A quick guide to Libya's main players
The European Union is not helpless in the face of migration flows from sub-Saharan Africa. Here is how it can act.
ECFR Council members call for European states to provide emergency airlift services in Aleppo and implement additional sanctions on Russia for its complicity in war crimes.
Faced with the prospect of diminished US interest in a two state solution, the EU needs to send a strong signal that it remains committed to this vision.
There are not many issues on which Europe, Russia and China all agree, but there is one: ensuring that President-elect Donald J. Trump does not undermine the Iran nuclear deal.
Renewed focus on differentiation one of few hopes for saving the two state solution.
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.
Mark Leonard discusses the battle for Mosul with Hayder al-Khoei and Ellie Geranmayeh
Even if international actors are able to avoid responsibility for Yemen’s plight, they will not be able to avoid the spillover from its collapse.
Russia's brutality in Aleppo reflects Moscow’s perspective on warfighting, its military capabilities, and its sense of threat.
The ink is barely dry on a new joint statement on Libya. But already the roadmap is under threat from developments on the ground.
High-level officials and analysts discuss the challenges facing Tunisia's transition, and the development of the political process in Libya.
Joint military operations in Syria have brought Russia and Iran closer together than at any point since World War II.
Decentralisation offers one of the few ways to hold the country together, albeit in a looser form.
The intervention signals an unexpected convergence of a significant number of actors who have found common cause in working against the Kurds.