Mark Leonard, Ulrike Franke, Josef Janning & Volker Stanzel talk about the 4 recent violent attacks in southern Germany and its implications on German security policy.
Turkey's constrained military and inward focus could soften its 'Assad must go' policy.
The divergence between the EU's recent statements on Market Economy Status and the South China Sea issue reflect the strengths and weaknesses of the EU itself.
Drug taking in sport can be seen as a metaphor for the country’s ills: denial, bluster and blame providing a recipe for isolation and stagnation.
Trump’s businessman’s approach to foreign policy promises stability to no one.
Finding a coherent European position on the desired extent of market liberalization, encryption, and the creation of a new EU-US partnership on strategic digital issues, could overcome current obstacles to digital progress on both sides of the Atlantic.
For Moscow, Russian-based criminal networks provide an unconventional asset in the geopolitical struggle with the West.
Our experts and eminent guests talk about Europe’s role in the world.
28 July 2016
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28 July 2016
Mark Leonard on the implications of the UK EU referendum results on David Cameron.
27 July 2016
Konstanty Gebert on failed coup in Turkey.
27 July 2016
Richard Gowan on the next UN General Secretary election.
The recent arbitration ruling against China’s claims to South China Sea territories may trigger a dangerous new period of escalation.
Turkey's counter-coup has concentrated state power in the hands of President Erdogan, thrown state services into turmoil and unsettled Turkey's allies.
The US-Turkey relationship will fail to evolve into a true alliance of trust and thus be of limited use in defeating ISIS or ending the civil war with the Kurds in Turkey.
The idea of the Union must resonate with all Europeans, not just those who get invited to exclusive meetings. The era of Aachen is over; the age of Bratislava has arrived.
ECFR council member Loukas Tsoukalis puts the blame for the rise of euroscepticism on a succession of policy failures.
Mark Leonard speaks with Asli Aydintasbas and Jeremy Shapiro about the failed coup against Turkish president Erdogan and its consequences for the West.
Kyiv is making a dangerous mistake in confusing western solidarity with unconditional support for the Ukrainian government and its policies.
For now, Germany can live with the results of the NATO summit in Warsaw. But if Germany's allies want an engaged partner on defence matters, they will need to engage in active public diplomacy to avoid German retrenchment.
A cultural shift to put local expertise and initiative at the centre of policy making is necessary.
In the absence of a comprehensive framework for post-Brexit defence cooperation between the UK and EU 27, the forgotten Letter of Intent agreement could provide a useful stop-gap.
The stronger China gets, the more important is the question of whether it will be a world power that wields its strength responsibly. The recent ruling against China by a UN arbitration tribunal brings this question into sharp focus.
Adding NATO to Operation Sophia is unlikely to substantially change the picture – though it won’t hurt. Instead, in the coming months the EU should focus on three policy baskets.
Mark Leonard speaks with ECFR experts Piotr Buras, Jeremy Shapiro, Vessela Tcherneva, and Ulrike Franke, about what was discussed at the summit and what that means for European security.
Political vagaries, a hatred of the elite, corruption and staunch nationalism divide Eastern Europe between populists and liberals.
The Spanish have spoken and dealt a blow to Podemos. The stabilising forces in government now have a last chance to take a stronger leadership role in the EU.