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 recent arbitration ruling against China’s claims to South China Sea territories may trigger a dangerous new period of escalation.
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.
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Piotr Buras on Europe's and the European Union's future.
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Konstanty Gebert on Turkey and Erdogan after the failed coup.
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Mark Leonard on what consequences Brexit could have on Britain's foreign policy.
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ECFR on eurosceptic parties across Europe.
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.
Over 200 serving and former European leaders discuss the future of Europe in the aftermath of the UK’s EU referendum.
With a Kurdish insurgency brewing at home and US and Russian support for Kurdish forces on Turkey’s southern flank in Syria, an overhaul in foreign policy presented itself as an unavoidable strategic imperative.
Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey have so far been resilient to the spillover from Syria’s civil war, but now the region's stability is hanging by a thread.
Mark Leonard presents a discussion held at ECFR’s Annual Council Meeting in the Hague earlier this week with panellists Gordon Bajnai, Norbert Röttgen, George Soros, Alexander Stubb, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, and Gideon Rachman.
Creating a single digital market or improving access to venture capital are good ideas, but one thing is clear - without government intervention in the market, there is very little chance that Europe will catch up to the US in the core internet business.
The Brexit vote has turned Berlin into a hive of activity.
The British people have spoken.