Germany and the UK: Hints of a role reversal
by Almut Möller - 18th August, 2016
The EU debate in Berlin has moved on to one that is more instrumental, aiming to work out what the Union can contribute to protect and empower Europe’s citizens to continue their lives in freedom, security, and prosperity.
Kaczynski chooses confrontation over compromise with EU
by Piotr Buras - 16th August, 2016
With the rule of law dispute between the government and the Commission heating up, Polish politics is entering a new phase.
Why Hillary Clinton wouldn’t be a foreign policy hawk as president
by Jeremy Shapiro and Richard Sokolsky - 11th August, 2016
Hillary Clinton is unlikely to have a hawkish foreign policy as she will no longer be a senator, secretary of state, or presidential candidate. She will be president and that means that her priorities will be very different.
EU global strategy under threat from division at home
by Justine Doody - 08th August, 2016
The new Global Strategy for Foreign and Security Policy provides a pragmatic vision for the EU’s external relations. But the loss of the United Kingdom and divisions among the remaining 27 may undermine its success.
Will Europe’s bloody summer change migration policy?
by Dina Pardijs - 04th August, 2016
With every terrorist attack, anti-migration parties will have a larger platform, but they will struggle to change policy.
Trump wants America to stop being the world's policeman — and start being its rent-a-cop
by Mark Galeotti - 26th July, 2016
Trump’s businessman’s approach to foreign policy promises stability to no one.
Spain’s balancing act with Russia
by Francisco de Borja Lasheras - 26th July, 2016
The weakening of common European positions, with some key Spanish allies making overtures to Moscow, could weaken their mitigating force against a mix of isolationist and Realpolitik temptations, influential in Madrid.
European security concerns bring Russian mafia back onto agenda
by Mark Galeotti - 25th July, 2016
For Moscow, Russian-based criminal networks provide an unconventional asset in the geopolitical struggle with the West.
A political tsunami is on the horizon driven by more referenda - meet the insurgent parties calling for them.
A British exit from the EU would make it harder to fight crime and terrorism, reduce Britain’s ability to lead and influence its partners, and weaken NATO
Where does Germany stand in European Foreign Policy?
berlin - 12 Sep 16
What is Germany´s new role in foreign policy leadership?
El desafío a la cohesión europea: ¿qué camino para los países del sur?
madrid - 12 Jul 16
Evento organizado por ECFR Madrid el 12 de julio en AC Palacio del Retiro.
Panel discussion on the topic Europe after Brexit, or what is the future of EU integration
sofia - 08 Jul 16
Дискусия на тема „Европа след Брекзит, или за бъдещето на интеграцията в ЕС“.
Berlin Foreign Policy Club: Syrien und die EU
berlin - 05 Jul 16
Ein Berlin Foreign Policy Club Treffen zum Thema "Syrien und die EU", wobei das neue Papier von Julien Barnes-Dacey "The war next door: Syria and the erosion of stability in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey" vorgestellt wurde.
Media Briefing with the Director of ECFR Mark Leonard
sofia - 20 Jun 16
Марк Ленърд ЕСВП говори за ситуацията във Великобритания и предстоящият референдум.
Fachkonferenz 17. Außenpolitische Jahrestagung: Europa in einer friedlosen Welt
berlin - 17 Jun 16
Die Fachkonferenz der 17. außenpolitischen Jahrestagung der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung und ECFR setzte die Auftaktveranstaltung, die am Tag zuvor stattfand, fort.
“The Oxford Handbook of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations”
paris - 16 Jun 16
Evénement à l'occasion du lancement de l'ouvrage "The Oxford Handbook of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations"
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard speaks with ECFR experts Vessela Tcherneva, Silvia Francescon, Ulrike Franke, Borja Lasheras, and board member Ivan Krastev, about summer readings. The list includes foreign policy books, wider readings to understand the world we live in, and finally what to read to get away from it all. The podcast was recorded on 28 July 2016.
The force of reason by Oriana Fallaci
Senza la Guerra by Massimo Cacciari, Lucio Caracciolo, Ernesto Galli della Lggia and Elisabetta Rasy
La febbre di Trump: Un fenomeno Americano by Mattia Ferraresi
Liberta a migrare: Perche ci spostiamo da sempre ed e bene cosi by Valerio Calzano and Telmo Pievani
En immersion a Molenbeek by Hind Fraihi
Reichtum ohne Gier by Sahra Wagenknecht
1913: The year before the storm by Florian Illies
La France pour la vie by Nikolas Sarkozy
Expert political judgement: How good is it? How can we know? by Philip E. Tetlock
Global inequality: A new approch for the age of globalisation by Branko Milanovic
El retorno de los chamanes by Victor Lapuente
Siria, el país de las almas rotas by Javier Espinosa and Monica G. Prieto
Esodo: Storia del nuovo millennio by Domenico Quirico
The search for Europe: Contrasting approaches, published by BBVA
1917: Razgadka “russkoj” revolyutsii by Nikolaj Starikov
The Silk Road: A new history of the world by Peter Frankopan
Thinking in time: The uses of history for decision makers by Richard E. Neustadt and Ernest R. May
Diplomat i gradinar by Ivan D. Stanchov
Ill fares the land by Tony Judt
When facts change by Tony Judt
Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin by Timothy Snyder
The responsible company: What we’ve learned from Patagonia’s first 40 years by Yvon Chouinard and Vincent Stanley
Drone warfare by John Kaag and Sarah Kreps
Swarm troopers: How small drones will conquer the world by David Hambling
Sternstunden der Menschheit by Stefan Zweig
The Star Rover by Jack London
The Climb by Anatoli Boukreev and G. Weston De Walt
Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon
American Pastoral by Philip RothListen online
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard speaks with Tom Nuttall, Brussels Bureau Chief of the Economist and author of the Charlemagne column, about reactions to the UK referendum result in the EU institutions, and the upcoming negotiations. The podcast was recorded on 26 July 2016.Listen online
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard speaks with Ulrike Franke, research assistant and expert on security and drones, Josef Janning, co-head of ECFR’s Berlin office, and Volker Stanzel, senior advisor to the Asia & China programme, about the four recent violent attacks in Southern Germany. The speakers agree that the mood in Germany is much calmer than that portrayed by foreign media. The podcast was recorded on the 25 June 2016.
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Der Schimmelreiter by Theodor Storm
Ohne Liebe geht es auch by Rudolf Lorenzen
Fortress Besieged by Qian Zhongshu
Heretics by Leonardo Padura
The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon by Karl MarxListen online
ECFR council member Loukas Tsoukalis, Professor at the University of Athens, puts the blame for the rise of euroscepticism on the eurozone crisis and a succession of policy failures.Listen online
The Washington-based Pew Research Center released the results of a public opinion survey assessing degrees of nativism in 10 EU countries, including the UK. The survey's results assess public views of Muslims and refugees and look at how the increasing cultural and ethnic diversity is being seen and what determines a person's national identity. Bruce Stokes, director of global economic attitudes at the Pew Research Center, and Mark Leonard, founder and director of ECFR, discuss to what extent these findings can help us understand the results of the referendum on the UK membership of the EU. Chair: ECFR Research Director Jeremy Shapiro.Listen online
ECFR’s Director Mark Leonard speaks with Policy Fellow Asli Aydintasbas and Research Director Jeremy Shapiro about the failed coup against Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and its consequences for the West. The podcast was recorded on the 18 July 2016.
Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff
The Dream of Scipio by Iain PearsListen online
A proliferation of ‘unthinkable’ events over the last two years, such as Brexit, the Russian seizure of Crimea, the 60% crash in oil prices and Europe’s migration crises, has revealed a new fragility at the highest levels of corporate and public service leadership. Nik Gowing, former BBC news presenter, Sir Simon Fraser, former Head of the UK Foreign Office and Diplomatic Service, discuss how leaders must adapt to the new normal and the new evidence available at www.thinkunthinkable.org/report. Chair: ECFR's director Mark Leonard.Listen online
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard speaks with Piotr Buras, Head of ECFR’s Warsaw office and Senior Policy Fellow, Jeremy Shapiro, ECFR’s Research Director, Vessela Tcherneva, Head of ECFR’s Progammes and the Sofia office, and Ulrike Franke, Research Assistant at ECFR and expert on military issues, about what was discussed at the summit and what that means for European security. The podcast was recorded on 11 July 2016.
Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
Submission by Michel Houellebecq
111 things you need to see in Burgenland by Gerd Wolfgang Sievers
The world according to Europe’s insurgent parties: Putin, migration and people power by Susi Dennison and Dina PardijsListen online