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 speaks with Almut Möller and François Godement about the recent blocking of the trade deal by the Belgian Walloons, and what this means for Europe’s governability.
The more power delegated to the Commission, with the appropriate balance of power with a strengthened EU Parliament, the more likely we are to get outcomes representing the majority of Europeans.
The curtailment of law enforcement cooperation between the UK and the European Union will be an inevitable consequence of the British exit.
Mark Leonard discusses the battle for Mosul with Hayder al-Khoei and Ellie Geranmayeh
Europe must narrow the gap between urban and rural areas, otherwise radical populists will continue to flourish in neglected communities.
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Hugh Lovatt quoted in Le Point on who will replace Abbas.
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Hugh Lovatt on the Palestinian president's plan for a Fatah congress.
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Speech of Manuel Lafont Rapnouil at the Permanente Represenation of France to the OSCE on the "Strategic us of sanctions by the EU"
27 October 2016
Sebastian Dullien quoted in Slate on the futur of CETA.
A joint European defence budget won’t happen, but smaller steps in the direction of pooling European defence resources could and should be taken.
The upsurge of populism in Europe has provided Russia with an ample supply of sympathetic political parties across the continent.
Domestic concerns over migration have sharpened Berlin's interest in Africa.
Moscow's actions are making it difficult for even its best friends in Europe to push for a more conciliatory approach to Russia.
TTIP is dead but CETA can still be saved.
EU leaders could soon come to regret having crossed their fingers and moved the refugee crisis off the urgent pile in their in-tray
Mark Leonard discusses European Defence with Nick Witney, Manuel Lafont Rapnouil and Ulrike Esther Franke
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.
Tuesday's car bomb in Tbilisi could be just the beginning of election-related turmoil in Georgia.
Deficiencies and disunity undermine European support for Ukraine
Size does not necessarily equal strength, and the European Union has holes in its strategy.
As the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor begins to take shape, the troubled province of Balochistan could become a flashpoint for regional competition.
The digital challenges related to Brexit are stark but clear. There is no excuse for any policy misstep from May's government.
Mark Leonard discusses Trump, NATO and the new power couple, Russia and Iran.