The dark flip-side of European technocracy (Commentary)
Mark Leonard - 01 June 2012
The elitist and technocractic nature of German politics means that the case for European integration is not being made to the German people. Worryingly this is also giving an opportunity for anti-EU populists to gain influence.
Reinventing Europe: Italy, a country in receivership (Commentary)
As part of the ‘Reinvention of Europe’ project, ECFR is publishing a series of papers on the national debates within EU member states about the crisis and the future direction of Europe. The third paper in the series examines the situation in Italy.
From our Reinvention of Europe series of National papers
Beware the new Beijing-Berlin bond (Commentary)
Europe’s relationship with Beijing will largely be determined by the emerging “special relationship” between China and Germany. However, the rest of Europe must find ways to help Germany be a good European in its relationship with China – or risk being cut out of the loop.
Hollande has reinvented politics in Europe (Commentary)
Thomas Klau - 08 May 2012
The implosion of Greece's party political landscape and the victory of François Hollande in France transformed the political debate in Europe. Moreover, both events act as a catalyst for a political reinvention of the eurozone and an emergence of a transnational political space.
Making the case for a 'federation lite' (Commentary)
Marco de Andreis - 03 May 2012
The European financial crisis has refocused the debate on the nature of Europe’s political union. Emma Bonino and Marco de Andreis make the case that a ‘lite’ version of federation may provide a viable and practical solution to the euro crisis.
by Kadri Liik - 21st May, 2018
The path to winning the normative war will not go so much through countering Russia as through improving Europe’s resilience and reinvigorating its model
by Alida Vracic - 09th May, 2018
The EU should do more to promote circular migration as part of their ongoing pursuit of European integration.
by Richard Gowan - 08th May, 2018
Brexit has the potential to upset European coordination on development and human rights across the UN system.
by Mathieu Duchâtel and Alexandre Sheldon Duplaix - 23rd April, 2018
China’s Maritime Silk Road project is affecting Europe in vital areas of interest like maritime trade, shipbuilding, and the global reach of the Chinese navy.
by Ulrike Esther Franke - 17th April, 2018
Polls and interviews conducted for the paper indicate that German millennials are surprisingly conservative and liable to status quo bias.
by François Godement, Moritz Rudolf, Marc Julienne,
Marie-Hélène Schwoob & Kata Isenring-Szabó - 12th April, 2018
China has already brought the world “Socialism with Chinese characteristics”. Will its next goal be a “United Nations with Chinese characteristics”?
by Manuel Lafont Rapnouil - 10th April, 2018
France sees the MENA region as a state for foreign policy and great power politics and an opportunity to shape global politics and punch above its weight.
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International Relations in the Digital Age: Drones and automated warfare: threat to global security?
London - 21 May 18
A new series of seminars on the effect of the Digital Revolution on International Relations
« The Great Power Game at the UN in the age of Trump, Xi, Putin and Brexit »
Paris - 03 May 18
Nous avons le plaisir de vous inviter à un Black Coffee Morning (BCM) avec Richard Gowan, senior policy fellow à l’ECFR et Janaïna Herrera, du Centre d'analyse, de prévision et de stratégie (CAPS).
L’Europe qui protège en 2018 : qui, quoi et comment ?
Paris - 29 Mar 18
Conférence publique avec Clément Beaune, François Godement et Mark Leonard.
Strategic autonomy for the EU? How Europe can better care for its security
Warsaw - 15 Mar 18
What is the meaning of Euroepan strategic autonomy and can PESCO help achieve it?
Mark Leonard speaks with Josef Janning, Silvia Francescon, Piotr Buras and Manuel Lafont Rapnouil about the major rift between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her interior minister over migrant policy.
L'Ordre du jour by Eric Vuillard
The Miracle Of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh
Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There by Rutger Bregman
The Mask it Wears by Pankaj Mishra
Mark Leonard speaks with Professor Kishore Mahbubani about the talks between the US president and North Korea’s leader, its outcome and implications for the US’s future role in Asia.
Has the West lost it? A Provocation by Kishore Mahbuhbani www.penguin.co.uk/books/306226/has…he-west-lost-it/
Mark Leonard speaks with Ulrike Franke, Angela Stanzel and André Loesekrug-Pietri, about the international race to develop artificial intelligence. The podcast was recorded on 4 June 2018.
Mao - The unknown story by Jon Halliday
The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking the public and private sector by Marianna Mazzucato
The Red: First Light by Linda Nagata
Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
Mindful Tech by David M. Levy
Liquid Surveillnace - A Conversation by Zymnunt Bauman
Kanzlerin Merkel in Gespraech in FAZ am Sonntag
The postwar liberal order has weakened whilst liberal democracy appears fragile and polarised. Mark Leonard speaks with Professor John Ikenberry from Princeton University about the decline of faith in democracy and whether Europe can save the world order.
Richard Cobden, The Apostle Of Free Trade: His Political Career And Public Services
Can Europe save the world order? by Anthony Dworkin and Mark Leonard
Mark Leonard talks to the all star cast of Nick Whitney, Ulrike Franke and Jeremy Shapiro on the topic of European strategic culture.
Mark Leonard speaks with Iran expert Ellie Geranmayeh about what might happen after Donald Trump has decided to withdraw US support from the deal. The podcast was recorded on 10 May 2018.
After Trump’s Iran decision: Time for Europe to step up by Ellie Geranmayeh