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Scorecard The Europe Question


Has Germany sidelined Poland in Ukraine crisis negotiations?

By Piotr Buras - 27 Aug 14

Polish-German co-operation on Ostpolitik has been shaken by Germany's role in negotiations with Russia on Ukraine.


The EU needs a commissioner for the Mediterranean

By Emma Bonino - 21 Aug 14

The EU must adopt a new policy and new structures to deal with the worrying events across its southern border.



Iran is not making a U-turn in Iraq

By Ellie Geranmayeh - 20 Aug 14

Switching support from Maliki to Abadi does not represent a real policy change for Iran.


Israel's spinning moral compass

By Daniel Levy - 19 Aug 14

Apparent wall-to-wall consensus in favour of the Gaza offensive among the Israeli public masks a deep internal moral malaise.


Demilitarising Gaza is not a solution, it’s a trap

By Daniel Levy - 15 Aug 14

Demilitarising Gaza is being touted as part of a solution to the recent fighting. However, it's a potentially dangerous red herring 


Europe desperately seeking answers on Iraq

By Julien Barnes-Dacey - 14 Aug 14

While the crisis in Iraq deepens, Europe has been slow to react - reluctant to be drawn into another quagmire in the region. 


To fix Iraq, don’t lose sight of Syria

By Julien Barnes-Dacey - 13 Aug 14

A fundamental ingredient is still missing in shaping a coherent – though challenging - strategy for targeting IS in Iraq.


From Syraqistan to Gaza – Europe must not hide behind the blame game

By François Godement - 13 Aug 14

Europe's inaction on the Islamic State could have tragic consequences, for the Middle East and for Europe itself. 


Asia’s security dilemma

By Hans Kundnani - 30 Jul 14

A tension between the need for robust deterrence and the risk of escalation leads to almost impossible choices for Asians


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European Spring: How to put our economies and politics right? - 15 Jul 14

With European economies failing to deliver higher standards of living, and growing public disillusionment with apparently self-serving politicians, Philippe Legrain discusses where

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In the Press

The Takeaway
27 Aug 14

Daniel Levy on the lack of appitite between Hamas and Israel to continue the conflict in Gaza.

Le Monde
27 Aug 14

Daniel Levy is interviewed on the ceasefire between Hamas and Israel. 

Deutschlandradio Kultur
27 Aug 14

Josef Janning warns against military aid to Kurdish Peshmerga forces

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