Italy’s constitutional reform referendum: What you need to know
by Silvia Francescon & Giovanni Fedele - 02nd December, 2016
With Renzi declaring that he will resign if the electorate rejects his reforms, the referendum is now widely seen as a vote of confidence on the government itself.
Turning the page: Germany at the peak of continuity
by Josef Janning - 01st December, 2016
Germany’s coming election campaign will be the last of its kind — the final page in the first chapter of the history of the Berlin Republic
The bear in the room: François Fillon and the lurch towards Russia
by Manuel Lafont Rapnouil - 29th November, 2016
No EU head of state has yet dared to break the EU’s consensus on Russian sanctions. Will François Fillon be the first?
Can governance Trump guns? European security after the US elections
by Mark Galeotti - 21st November, 2016
Rather than trying to duplicate NATO, the EU should instead focus on 'hybrid defence'.
Tell me something I don't know: Why some Brexit leaks matter more than others
by Camilla Macdonald - 17th November, 2016
It is not the absence of a strategy that is most troubling, but the fact that the government appears to be going into the negotiations with aims that are intellectually incoherent, even delusional.
Theresa May’s India visit – where the Rise of Asia met Trumpism
by Dr Kadira Pethiyagoda - 16th November, 2016
There is no escaping the fundamental tension between Britain’s need for economic ties with rising powers and the growing nativist sentiments at home.
by Jeremy Shapiro - 12th October, 2016
Faced with the prospect of a Trump or Clinton presidency, the transatlantic relationship is likely to face difficult challenges whatever the result.
European Recap of 2016. EU’s main challenges at a glance
warsaw - 05 Dec 16
The Migratory Crisis: a test for European effectiveness and solidarity?
BCM: L’avenir de la relation entre l’Europe et la Chine
paris - 02 Dec 16
L'ECFR Paris a le plaisir de vous inviter à un nouveau BCM animé par François Godement, Shi Zhiqin, et modéré par Mathieu Duchâtel.
‘President Trump: What Transatlantic Relation?’
madrid - 17 Nov 16
Donald Trump has won the US elections. What implications will his administration have for the transatlantic relation and for Europe overall? Is it the second strategic Brexit of 2016? What should we expect? How should Europe respond?
La politique étrangère américaine à l’aune des élections
paris - 16 Nov 16
Conférence animée par Laure MANDEVILLE, Maya KANDEL et François GODEMENT, et modérée par Yann MENS.
As the dust settles: What does America’s new President mean for Europe?
In the aftermath of the election we asked: how was the election won? Who will be the new President’s most important advisors?
ECFR's director Mark Leonard speaks with author Gilles Kepel about the primary election results, Islamophobia and challenges to French political identity. The podcast was recorded on the 2 December 2016.
La Fracture by Gilles Kepel
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard speaks with journalist and Angela Merkel's official biographer Stefan Kornelius and ECFR fellows Almut Möller and Josef Janning about Merkel's candidacy for her fourth term as German Chancellor. The podcast was recorded on 23 November 2016.
Angela Merkel - The Chancellor and her World by Stefan Kornelius
The Passage to Europe by Luuk van Middelaar
Terror overseas: understanding China’s evolving counter-terror strategy by Mathieu Duchâtel
New World Disorder - Old problems - Realist answers by Carlo Masala
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard speaks with ECFR fellow Francois Godement and journalist Chistine Ockrent about the candidates for the French presidential election in 2017. The podcast was recorded on 18 November 2016.
Judas by Amos Oz
The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction by Mark Lilla
Remake the union to heal Europe’s rifts by Nicolas Sarkozy
Affaires étrangères by Christine OckrentListen online
This discussion focusses on dissecting the results of the US presidential election and looks at what the world, and in particular Europe, can expect, and ask, from the new President. Jeremy Shapiro, ECFR research director and former member of the U.S. State Department’s policy planning staff, and Leslie Vinjamuri, Senior Lecturer at SOAS, discuss. Chair is Anthony Dworkin, ECFR Senior Policy Fellow.Listen online
Mark Leonard speaks with Jeremy Shapiro, Asli Aydintasbas and Josef Janning about reactions to Trump’s electoral triumph from the UK, Germany and Turkey. The podcast was recorded on 9th November 2016.
In Europe: Travels Through the Twentieth Century by Geert Mak
The global crisis and the failure of the West by Carlo Masala
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
Fear and loathing on the road to the US elections by Susi Dennison, Dina Pardijs and Jeremy ShapiroListen online
Mark Leonard speaks with Cristina Manzano, Editor-in-Chief of the Spanish newspaper Es Global, and Borja Lasheras, ECFR’s director of the Madrid office, about the new Spanish government, which has finally come into place after a year of waiting. In the second part, he speaks with Conor Quinn, ECFR’s Communications Manager, about the recent UK High Court ruling that the British Parliament must vote on whether the UK can start the process of leaving the EU. The podcast was recorded on 4 November 2016.
The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 by Christopher Clark
The Bridge on the Drina by Ivo Andric
In Europe: Travels through the twentieth century by Geert Mak
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
Trump, Brexit, and the Rise of Populism by Pippa Norris and Ronald InglehartListen online
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard speaks with Almut Möller, head of ECFR’s Berlin office, and François Godement, director of the Asia and China programme, about the recent blocking of the trade deal between Canada and the EU by the Belgian Walloons, and what this means for Europe’s governability.
Dies sind die Namen by Tommy Wieringa
The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction by Mark Lilla
Why less Europe is no Europe - comparing the fates of CETA and MES by Francois GodementListen online