EU indecision on UN Secretary General choice plays to Russia’s advantage
by Richard Gowan - 19th September, 2016
There are still, for now, some very serious European contenders with real chances of success.
Merkel keeping one eye on Britain's "UK first" approach
by Almut Möller - 15th September, 2016
As much as Berlin would like to prevent negotiations with the UK turning sour, it is hard to envisage any other outcome.
View from Madrid: A golden opportunity clouded by domestic turbulence
by Francisco de Borja Lasheras - 15th September, 2016
The vacuum created by Brexit could be the perfect opportunity for Spain to step up - if only it could form a government.
View from Paris: Security, prosperity and confidence
by Manuel Lafont Rapnouil - 15th September, 2016
Concrete progress on central challenges are the way to respond to the crisis in Europe.
View from Stockholm: Brexit and the future of Europe
by Fredrik Wesslau - 15th September, 2016
Sweden has much to lose from a hard divorce.
View from Sofia: A Single-Issue agenda sidelines longer-term concerns
by Vessela Tcherneva - 15th September, 2016
When the future of the EU is discussed in Sofia, keeping the four freedoms intact takes primacy over any desire for a cultural counter-revolution.
A political tsunami is on the horizon driven by more referenda - meet the insurgent parties calling for them.
La politique étrangère à l’heure de la montée des populismes
paris - 04 Oct 16
Avec la participation de Sylvie KAUFFMANN, directrice éditoriale, Le Monde, Dominique REYNIE, directeur, Fondapol, Jeremy SHAPIRO, directeur des études, ECFR, Manuel LAFONT RAPNOUIL, directeur, ECFR Paris.
Was Europa zusammenhält
berlin - 20 Sep 16
Wie sehen die Menschen in den Niederlanden, Spanien und Ungarn den Zusammenhalt in der Europäischen Union? Eine Bestandsaufnahme stellen Autoren aus diesen drei EU-Mitgliedstaaten vor und knüpfen so an den im Frühjahr 2016 vorgestellten EU Cohesion Monitor an.
America’s Choice, Europe’s Predicament: the EU and U.S. in the world after the Obama era
warsaw - 16 Sep 16
What Trump or Clinton presidency would mean for the NATO and for Europe?
The world according to Europe’s insurgent parties: Putin, migration and people power
Discussion on the findings of the ECFR publication ‘The world according to Europe’s insurgent parties: Putin, migration and people power’.
Where does Germany stand in European Foreign Policy?
berlin - 12 Sep 16
ECFR Heads of offices and experts discussed the question What is Germany´s new role in foreign policy leadership?
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard speaks with Senior Policy Fellow Richard Gowan about the candidates, and the factors that will decide the race. The podcast was recorded on the 15 September 2016.
The fog of peace: A memoir of international peacekeeping in the 21st century by Jean-Marie GuehennoListen online
Douglas Carswell, UKIP MP for Clacton, discusses how Europe's foreign policy is being affected by insurgent parties.Listen online
Leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Ruth Davidson MSP, spells out her alternative plan for Scotland in the wake of the Brexit vote.Listen online
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard speaks with heads of office Almut Möller and Manuel Lafont Rapnouil about political debates in France and Germany. What directions are the two countries heading as they approach next year's elections? The podcast was recorded on 7 September 2016.Listen online
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