Trident replacement: losing its vocation? (Commentary)
Nick Witney - 21 March 2017
Britain’s departure from the EU may make the case for its nuclear deterrent replacement harder to sustain.
Germany's turnabout on Chinese takeovers (Commentary)
Angela Stanzel - 21 March 2017
There is now broad consensus in the German government that the current level of scrutiny of foreign investments is insufficient.
Rethinking European Futures
by - 10th March, 2017
Eight Scenarios for the EU in 2025
Scenarios for Europe: Deciphering Juncker’s White Paper (Commentary)
Josef Janning - 03 March 2017
What future for Europe does Jean Claude Juncker want?
European defence and the two per cent mantra (Commentary)
Josef Janning - 28 February 2017
The best route to improved European defence capabilities is to build on the patchwork of co-operation that already exists – with Germany at its centre.
by Mark Galeotti - 19th December, 2016
How the Kremlin uses its military as an instrument of coercive diplomacy
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.
Managing migration from the central Mediterranean: Europe’s considerations and challenges
London - 24 Mar 17
What are the current trends in central Mediterranean migration? What are the alternative options to counter human trafficking, safeguard the rights of migrants, and keep migration flows to Europe at manageable levels?
The Future of European Security
Brussels - 14 Mar 17
With constant threats from terrorism to cyber-attacks, a resurgent Russia and the prospect of Brexit, is it time for Europe, 60 years after the Rome treaty was signed, to profoundly rethink its security strategy and construct a new European security package?
Polarisation & Populism: What are the values of the new political tribes?
After the Brexit referendum and the US Presidential election, what do we know about changing attitudes towards values, institutions, immigration, and the environment? What are the new tribes of modern politics – and how can politicians reach them?
Britain and the United States: What is Special about the Relationship?
London - 28 Feb 17
Today the relationship between the UK and the US appears strong, but is it special? Will cracks appear in the alliance or will it grow stronger? Will a special relationship help or hinder a close relationship between the post-Brexit UK and the European Union?
Future Shape of Europe: Priorities of Bulgarian Business and Society for Bulgaria’s EU Presidency
Sofia - 23 Feb 17
Дискусия „Бъдещето на Европа. Българското председателство 2018 и приоритетите на българския бизнес и общество“, организирана от Европейския съвет за външна политика (ЕСВП) – София, Информационното бюро на Европейския парламент в България и Българския форум на бизнес лидерите (БФБЛ), се проведе по-рано днес в Дома на Европа в София.
The New European Counter-Terror Wars
London - 14 Feb 17
What do counter-terror wars aim to achieve? Are the UK and other European countries setting dangerous legal precedents in their use of force, and what is the likely impact on EU counter-terrorism of any shift in US policy under President Trump?
Moi, Président: Foreign Policy in the French Election
London - 08 Feb 17
The FT's Gideon Rachman and the head of ECFR Paris discuss the foreign policy ideas and promises of the lead candidates in the French presidential campaign.
Élection présidentielle de 2017 : quelle place pour la politique étrangère ?
L'ECFR Paris a le plaisir de vous inviter à une nouvelle conférence animée par Bruno TERTRAIS, François GODEMENT et Manuel LAFONT RAPNOUIL.
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard speaks with Julius Krein, who launched "The American Affairs Journal" with the aim of laying the intellectual foundations of the Trump movement.
The podcast was recorded on 17 March 2017.
James Burnham - The Managerial Revolution
F.H. Buckley - The Way Back: Restoring the Promise of America
The Claremont's Review of Books
The American Greatness
Find Julius Krein's Journal here.
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard speaks with James McGann, senior lecturer in International Studies and director of the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program, Jeremy Shapiro, ECFR's research director and Kadri Liik, ECFR's senior fellow, on the threats and challenges that think tanks face in Trump's world.
The podcast was recorded on 2 March 2017.
James McGann, The Fifth Estate: Think Tanks, Public Policy, and Governance
James McGann, Global Think Tanks: Policy Networks and Governance
David Cecil, The Young Melbourne
Stuart Jeffries, Grand Hotel Abyss: The Lives of the Frankfurt School
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard is meeting with Wolfgang Ischinger, the Chairman of the Munich Security Conference. Together they are debriefing a very unusual MSC where the whole idea of the West was at stake.
The podcast was recorded on 22 February 2017.
Want to find out more about this topic? Reach for the Munich Security Conference 2017 website here.
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard is meeting with Alexander Stubb, the former Prime Minister of Finland. Together they are discussing the idea of flexible European integration in a post-Brexit environment.
The podcast was recorded on 16 February 2017.
Want to find out more about this topic? Reach for Alexander Stubb's publications here.
With Michael Clarke, former Director-General of RUSI
& Anthony Dworkin, Senior Policy Fellow, ECFR
Chaired by Ulrike Esther Franke, Researcher, ECFR
The event follows the publication of the recent ECFR policy brief by Anthony Dworkin, “Europe’s new counter-terror wars”. The discussion considers the European shift towards military counter-terrorism, the strategic and legal questions raised by such action, and the likely future of European-US cooperation in military operations against terrorist groups under the new US administration.
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard is meeting with Michael Ignatieff, the former leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and one of the most thoughtful historians of liberalism. Together they are looking at the future of the liberal order following Trump's election and the rise of several illiberal powers elsewhere in the world.
The podcast was recorded in Vienna on 7 February 2017.
Want to find out more about this topic? Reach for Michael Ignatieff's publications here.
Gideon Rachman (Financial Times), Manuel Lafont Rapnouil and Susi Dennison discuss the foreign policy views of the five candidates leading the polls. What will be the impact of their election for dossiers such as Russia, counterterrorism, and the Middle East? What will be the impact on the Brexit negotiation?
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard discusses with ECFR's Research Director Jeremy Shapiro and ECFR Policy Fellows Anthony Dworkin & Mattia Toaldo how the EU should respond to Trump's decision to restrict access to citizens from 7 predominantly Muslim countries.
The podcast was recorded on 31 January 2017.
Walter Russel Mead, The Jacksonian Revolt
Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens. A Brief History of Humankind
Tom Nichols, Death of the Expertise
Fear & Love, at the London Design Museum until 23rd April 2017