How America enables its allies' bad behaviour
by Jeremy Shapiro and Richard Sokolsky - 28th April, 2016
The US remains stuck in a Cold War mindset of keeping allies happy, rather than ensuring that they support US interests
Merkel and Obama: fault lines behind a friendly face
by Josef Janning - 28th April, 2016
If Obama’s visit to the United Kingdom and Germany confirmed anything, it was the extent to which America’s political elites worry about the strength and unity of Europe.
Europe or the open sea? Brexit and European security
by Erica Moret - 21st April, 2016
By voting to leave the EU the UK may lose its voice at a time when the union aims to play a strategically greater role in European defence, security and foreign policy
Brexit's international observers: The good, the bad and the ugly
by Mark Leonard - 21st April, 2016
Why are the Brexiteers so worried about the American President’s intervention in the referendum campaign?
Putin, poultry and politics: 5 remarkable things about the Dutch Ukraine referendum
by Dina Pardijs - 05th April, 2016
The referendum on the Ukraine Association Agreement is throwing up some unexpected elements
by Nick Witney - 05th November, 2015
British exit from the EU would have serious foreign policy consequences – both for Britain and for the rest of Europe
Zusammenhalt in Krisenzeiten: Wie viel EU steckt in Europa?
berlin - 11 May 16
Öffentliche Podiumsdiskussion im Rahmen des Projektes Rethink: Europe zu europäischem Zusammenhalt
Brexit and Britain’s Security: The Operational Perspective
london - 20 Apr 16
Five distinguished practitioners 'tell it how it is'
Black Coffee Morning: Vor dem NATO-Gipfel in Warschau: Sicherheitspolitik in Osteuropa
berlin - 20 Apr 16
NATO and its member states are preparing for the July summit in Warsaw in search for a joint response to the new security environment in Europe and its neighbourhood.
Black Coffee Morning: “Bremain vs Brexit - Großbritannien vor dem Referendum”
berlin - 13 Apr 16
Staying or leaving? A question, that is deciding the future for Greatbritain and the EU. Proeuropean parties as well as persons being pro-Brexit are trying to influence the mood in the population. Though, most voters are still undecided. Not even 10 percent of all Britains think that the EU would be an important political topic.Where are we currently standing and what can Europe or Germany do? What are the most likely scenarios? These and other questions were dicussed this morning at the ECFR Berlin.
Berlin Foreign Policy Club: EU-Türkei Beziehungen
berlin - 12 Apr 16
Through the summit decision on 18 March 2016 Turkey became a totally different "strategic partner" of the EU than initially expected. Due to this now very close connection within the refugee crisis, Turkey becomes an important key player that is responsible for the stability and strategic position of the EU. The position of Turkish politics concerns Europe significantly more than it was the case before. Therefore we discussed this strategic position and the perspective of Turkey, as well as the consequences in foreign policy of the decision in Brussels within our Berlin Foreign Policy Club.
Currently, Turkey is seen as a key state, acting as a gatekeeper for Europe in times of the refugee crisis. The general role of Turkey in the Arab Spring was always driven by economic interests, and this interest had dominated all other aspects of the Turkish view of the Arab Spring. This position is even more strenghtened by the new refugee deal between the EU and Turkey. Furthermore, the Kurdish issue was dicussed, as well as the deep mistrust between Turkey and Iran, based on historic narratives and religion, but also being shaped by economic rivalry now.
Presentation of the European Foreign Policy Scorecard 2016
rome - 11 Apr 16
A focus on Transatlantic Relations
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard speaks with Sylvie Kauffmann, editorial director of Le Monde, and Manual Lafont Rapnouil, head of the ECFR Paris office, about the future of France, its place in Europe, and how it sees the world.
France and Germany: Europe’s stalling engine by Manuel Lafont Rapnouil and Josef JanningListen online
On 23 June, the British public will vote on the future of Britain in the EU. Security issues have already featured prominently in the debate. We brought together five distinguished former practitioners from the military, police, intelligence and diplomatic services – all with recent top-level, operational, responsibilities, and all now with the independence to 'tell it how it is'. Vice-Admiral Sir Anthony Dymock, Simon Foy, Nigel Inkster, Baroness Pauline Neville Jones, and ECFR's Nick Witney discuss what a British exit from the EU would mean for Britain's security.Listen online
ECFR's director Mark Leonard speaks with Vice-Admiral Sir Anthony Dymock, former UK Military Representative to NATO and the EU, Simon Foy, former head of the Metropolitan Police's Homicide and Serious Crimes Command, Nigel Inkster, former board member of MI6, Baroness Pauline Neville Jones, former Security Minister, and Nick Witney, former chief executive of European Defence Agency and ECFR senior policy fellow, about what a British exit from the EU would mean for Britain's security.
The drawbridge fallacy by Mark Leonard
Brexit to nowhere: The foreign policy consequences of “Out” by Nick Witney
You can find an audio recording of the recent event Brexit and Britain’s Security: The Operational Perspective here.Listen online
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard speaks with Somini Sengupta, UN correspondent for the New York Times, Richard Gowan, ECFR Senior Policy Fellow, and Manuel Lafont Rapnouil, Head of ECFR Paris office, about the UN secretary-general candidacy, the public hustings and about who is leading the race.Listen online
ECFR's director Mark Leonard speaks with Beatrice de Graaf, Professor of History of International Relations at Utrecht University, Michiel van Hulten, one of the leaders of the Dutch yes-campaign, and Dick Oosting, CEO of ECFR, about the Dutch referendum and its results. In the second part he talks to Sam Coates, Deputy Political Editor of the Times, about the British referendum campaign.
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ECFR’s director Mark Leonard speaks with Stefan Kornelius, head of the international section of the Sueddeutsche Zeitung, and with ECFR senior policy fellows, Kadri Liik and Sebastian Dullien, about the biggest leak in whistleblower history.
The Panama Papers show how corruption really works in Russia by Mark GaleottiListen online
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard speaks with Clara Portela, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Singapore Management University, and Jeremy Shapiro, ECFR’s Research Director, about the role of sanctions in European foreign policy.
Connectivity Wars edited by Mark LeonardListen online
ECFR's director Mark Leonard speaks with Manuel Lafont Rapnouil, Head of ECFR's Paris office, Anthony Dworkin, Senior Policy Fellow, and Nick Witney, co-director of ECFR's European Power programme, about the Brussels terror attacks and its implications on European security and unity.Listen online