What are the dynamics between EU heavyweights in the face of Brexit? (Commentary)
Christel Zunneberg - 16 August 2017
The Franco-German axis, the Big Three and the Weimar Triangle, are all well-known constellations of European heavyweights. ECFR’s EU28 Survey allows for dissecting the complex relations within ‘the Big Six’, evaluating these and other bilateral and trilateral inter-group relationships in the face of the Brexit.
The UN GGE is dead: Time to fall forward (Commentary)
Stefan Soesanto & Fosca D'Incau - 15 August 2017
The top down UN GGE process appears dead in the water. International norms and laws for responding to cyber attacks must now be built from the bottom up.
Europe in the German federal elections: What do the manifestos say? (Commentary)
Christel Zunneberg - 26 July 2017
Here we compare the parties’ positions on the four core EU policy domains: common security and defence, migration, financial, and trade policy.
Poland: The importance of being president (Commentary)
Joanna Hosa - 25 July 2017
As rifts appear in the ruling camp, the turmoil in Poland is far from over.
Countering online radicalisation (Commentary)
Stefan Soesanto & Fosca D'Incau - 19 July 2017
Part of the solution is to rely on the internet’s most essential strength - its vast army of ordinary users.
A one-two punch to the rule of law in Poland (Commentary)
Andrzej Mendel-Nykorowycz - 17 July 2017
There now seems little that can stand in the way of the Law and Justice party’s subjugation of the judicial system.
EU-Japan Agreement: Good news on the long road to a deal (Commentary)
Irina Angelescu - 14 July 2017
For the EU, the EPA would demonstrate its ability to deliver concrete results despite the numerous crises it faces.
by Gustav Gressel - 14th July, 2017
Anti-Western elements, exploitable by the Kremlin, exist not only on the fringes of European politics, but reach right into the heart of established parties.
by Almut Möller with case studies by Aslı Aydıntaşbaş, Sebastian Dullien & Kadri Liik - 30th May, 2017
In the federal election year, Germans are ready to give new European solutions a strong boost and take more risks
by Josef Janning & Christel Zunneberg - 22nd May, 2017
Survey of experts in 28 capitals illuminates the complex network of relationships among EU member states.
by Mathieu Duchâtel & Mark Bromley - 16th May, 2017
In the continued absence of a policy, European commercial actions in the armament sector could have a destabilising impact on Asian security.
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Impulsvortrag von Cem Özdemir: Leitlinien einer wertegeleiteten deutschen Außenpolitik
Berlin - 03 Aug 17
Gemeinsame Verantwortung für Sicherheit, Klimaschutz, Entwicklung: Impulsvortrag von Cem Özdemir zu einer wertegeleiteten Außenpolitik mit anschließender Diskussion.
Future of Europe
Sofia - 03 Jul 17
Европейският съвет за външна политика – София (ЕСВП) и
Европейската комисия в България имат удоволствието да ви поканят на дискусия на тема „Бъдещето на Европа“ 3 юли 2017 г. (понеделник), от 11:00 до 13:00 ч. (начало на регистрация 10:30 ч.) в Дом на Европа, ул. „Георги С. Раковски“ № 124, София 1000
Will Trump Divide or Unite Europe? EU-US relations at a crossroads
Warsaw - 22 Jun 17
Will the new American foreign policy further divide and insulate Europe, limiting its actual ability to act on the international level?
Perspective on the future of European security
- 16 Jun 17
What should the European security strategy look like?
Join the discussion organised by European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest!
L’élection présidentielle française vue par les Européens
L'ECFR a le plaisir de vous convier à un BCM animé par Barbara KUNZ, Nicu POPESCU et Tara VARMA.
Continuity or Change: Crisis management in the new world order
London - 28 Apr 17
How can the EU ease looming famines, prevent conflicts and stabilise in trouble-spots such as Mali?
After Erdogan’s win and Brexit: What are the Prospects for a UK-Turkey Partnership with the EU?
London - 27 Apr 17
Can a more collusive Turkey-UK relationship benefit the two governments and improve their negotiating positions?
For the rest of the summer Mark Leonard will be breaking from the usual World in 30 Minutes format to talk about how the global order is being challenged. This week, he is joined by Carl Bildt, a former prime minister of Sweden and ECFR's co-chair, to talk about Internet governance and cybersecurity.
In episode 5 Mark is joined by ECFR's Anthony Dworkin and Professor Mary Kaldor, who is Director of the Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit at the London School of Economics, to talk about new wars and foreign interventions.
Christine Chinkin & Mary Kaldor, International Law and New Wars
Stephen Neff, War and the Law of Nations
In episode 4 Mark Leonard is joined by Jeremy Shapiro, ECFR's research director, and Vincenzo Iozzo, a research associate at the MIT Media Lab and the co-founder of IperLane, Inc, a cybersecurity company.
Vincenzo Iozzo et al., IOS Hacker's Handbook
In episode 3 Mark Leonard is joined by Parag Khanna, a Senior Research Fellow at the Center on Asia and Globalization at the National University of Singapore and best-selling author of a trilogy of books on the future of world order.
Parag Khanna, The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order
How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance
Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard talks with Wawrzyniec Smoczyński, the founder and editor in chief of the magazine Polityka Insight, about the political crisis that shakes Poland and threatens the liberal foundations of its constitutional order.
The podcast was recorded on 14th July 2017.
Gary Klein, Seeing What Others Don't. The Remarkable Ways We Gain Insights
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard talks with Brendan Cox, a humanitarian campaigner and the widower of MP Jo Cox, about his fight against political extremism.
The podcast was recorded on 27th June 2017.
Brendan Cox, Jo Cox: More in Common
Sheryl Sandberg, Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy
Julius Krein, founding editor of the American Affairs journal, gave a speech at the ECFR's Annual Council Meeting in Berlin on 27 June. He discussed the intellectual foundation for Trump's foreign policy.
Christos Stylianides, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, spoke at the ECFR's Annual Council Meeting about the role that humanitarian aid can play as a catalyst for reconciliation.