The idea that the UK can make a meaningful difference by expanding air strikes is far-fetched
Almost a year on from 2014's Israel-Gaza conflict, the Strip is still far from recovery
France has growing strategic relevance in the Gulf region, but its new proximity is dependent on increasingly unconditional support for Gulf regional policies.
Amid a wave of mounting protests the over-confident and ever-arrogant Armenian government is locked in an escalating and tense standoff with thousands of ever more resolute and empowered youth activists.
La Stampa - 03 July 2015
José Ignacio Torreblanca on how Spanish political parties use the racism discourse in the national political debate
Reuters - 02 July 2015
Julien Barnes-Dacey on Iran's non-military intervention in the Saudi-Yemen conflict.
The New York Times - 02 July 2015
ECFR director Mark Leonard on the increasing stake of transnational interests within domestic politics, Greece being the fitting example.
SWR - 01 July 2015
Olaf Boehnke on the consequences of the Greek crisis for the eurozone.
Germany’s obsessive debate between a value-based and an interest-based foreign policy has returned
Why do Germans so strongly oppose military intervention in defence of NATO?
The capture of the strategic northern border town of Tal Abyad from Islamic State (IS) is the latest in a string of gains by the YPG
The new-born European Energy Union is looking both inwards to better interconnectedness, and outwards to new energy sources.
Myths and symbolism have accompagnied the fundamental transformation of the gathering.
The “third Industrial Revolution” – the digital revolution – is well underway and Europe cannot afford to miss it.
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The Levantine order is in a state of implosion and a new geography of power is emerging.
The crisis in Ukraine is one of the most defining of our time, but too little attention is paid to what is actually happening on the ground.
On TTIP, the EU must choose between ambition and momentum, but make sure it secures a deal it can ratify at home.
ECFR's director Mark Leonard speaks to Gerald Knaus, chairman and founder of the European Stability Initiative, and ECFR's senior policy fellows Andrew Wilson and Anthony Dworkin about the increase and effectiveness of sanctions.
Europe must deal with the short-term emergencies and address long-term solutions.