Die-hard sovereigntists may wish to preserve the Englishman’s historic right to bathe in his own sewage, or be treated in A&E by an exhausted doctor - most of us will be glad that EU membership from time to time pushes our own authorities to do the right thing.
A deepened relationship with India could provide fresh energy to a crisis-ridden Europe
Mark Leonard speaks with Sylvie Kauffmann, editorial director of Le Monde, and Manual Lafont Rapnouil, head of the ECFR Paris office, about France's place in Europe.
The US remains stuck in a Cold War mindset of keeping allies happy, rather than ensuring that they support US interests
If Obama’s visit to the United Kingdom and Germany confirmed anything, it was the extent to which America’s political elites worry about the strength and unity of Europe.
Our experts and eminent guests talk about Europe’s role in the world.
03 May 2016
The article mentions Nikolay Petrov's recent essay Putin's Downfall: The coming crisis of the Russian regime.
30 April 2016
Julien Barnes-Dacey on the west being unprepared since 2011 to match its stated ambition of regime change in Syria with the necessary means.
30 April 2016
Mark Leonard's essay collection Connectivity Wars is menitioned in the article.
30 April 2016
Josef Janning commenting on the German refugee policy in EU context.
As control over population flows becomes a currency of power, states that follow the M-7’s lead will have the opportunity to boost their geopolitical heft.
Nick Grono and Dr. Katharine Jones discuss what role Europe can play in ensuring the protection of the Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
While Germany's role in security is of increasing importance, German politicians must downplay it for a domestic audience
By voting to leave the EU the UK may lose its voice at a time when the union aims to play a strategically greater role in European defence, security and foreign policy
Why are the Brexiteers so worried about the American President’s intervention in the referendum campaign?
Mark Leonard speaks with Vice-Admiral Sir Anthony Dymock, Simon Foy, Nigel Inkster, Baroness Pauline Neville Jones, and ECFR's Nick Witney about what a British exit from the EU would mean for Britain's security.
In the midst of a "Schengen crisis", how do Europe's member states see the future of Europe's visa-free travel area?
Despite Europe's various crises, the bond of cooperation between France and Germany has not been in evidence
Powerhouse, menace or next Japan? Arthur R. Kroeber, founder of the Gavekal Dragonomics research service and editor of China Economic Quarterly, explains where China's economy might be heading.
In working to rein in manifestations of incitement to violence, Europe must not lose sight of the factors that, while never justifying violence, create conditions that are particularly conducive to radicalisation
Turkey has entered open war with ISIS and is attempting to stifle Kurdish gains in norther Syria
The risk for miscalculation leading to all-out war is real and cannot be ignored
From the information available, the National Guard seems an awful lot like an “FSB-2”, but this time it is even more serious and powerful than its predecessor under Cherkesov.