Can the EU do less good in the world? (Commentary)
Richard Gowan - 25 July 2011
Understandably, European governments are rethinking their aid budgets in the light of the economic crisis. But any cuts to aid and foreign ministry budgets should be judged according to results rather than a simple cost calculation.
Two challenges for Europe's politicians (Commentary)
Thomas Klau - 21 July 2011
The longer term challenges for Europe's politicians are to contest real power at a European level and be honest with voters about the issues confronting the continent in the 21st century.
True Europeans now need a 'Plan B' (Commentary)
George Soros - 12 July 2011
In an article for the Financial Times, George Soros argues that European leaders now need to search for an alternative to the crisis that has spread across Europe. This 'Plan B' for Europe will be a European solution, rather than the national solutions that so many are looking for.
The EU in the doldrums: we need to hit the right nails (Commentary)
François Godement - 19 May 2011
In a response to José Ignacio Torreblanca's recent article, 'Five reasons why Europe is cracking', Francois Godement argues that Europeans do have a chance to tackle the current malaise, but only if they search hard and identify the real causes of the continent's woes.
The EU needs to be more influential in its eastern neighbourhood
How to help Germany rework its role as the keystone of Europe
by Ellie Geranmayeh - 25th October, 2017
Europe must salvage the nuclear deal with Iran and step-up robust diplomacy with Teran on regional issues.
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
Is European strategic autonomy militarily possible and politically feasible?
Turkey’s relations with the West: Abandonment, transactionalism or engagement?
How can the West navigate current tensions with Turkey?
Das Digital - Reinventing Capitalism in the Age of Big Data
London - 01 Mar 18
A new series of seminars on the effect of the Digital Revolution on International Relations
Mark Leonard speaks with ECFR experts Kadri Liik and Sebastian Dullien about the consequences of the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the UK, and the eruption of an EU-US trade war.
The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization by Professor Peter van den Bossche
Liquid Surveillance by Zygmunt Bauman and David Lyon
Mark Leonard speaks with Ulrike Franke and Susi Dennison about what the new German coalition means for foreign policy. The podcast was recorded on 8 January 2018.
Mark Leonard speaks with Justin Vogt, Managing Editor of Foreign Affairs, Professor Mary Fulbrook from UCL, and Dr. Fraziska Exeler, Research Associate and Lecturer at FUB, about how nations deal with the evils of history. Recorded on 31 January 2018.
Meines Vaters Land by Wiebke Brun
A model childhood by Christa Wolf
A small town near Auschwitz by Mary Fulbrook
Bind Us Apart: How Enlightened Americans Invented Racial Segregation by Nicholas Guyatt
Jean Améry - Revolte in der Resignation: Biographie by Irène Heidelberger-Leonard
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Mark Leonard speaks with Wawrzyniec Smoczyński, editor-in-chief of Polityka INSIGHT, about the reshuffle of the Polish government and its implications. The podcast was recorded on 19 January 2018.
Sapiens – A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
Mark Leonard speaks with Heidi Tworek, Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia, about the potential damage to content providers that could follow from the US Federal Communication Commission’s decision to discard net neutrality. The podcast was recorded on 18 December 2017.
Everyobody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
ECFR Policy Fellow Ulrike Franke speaks with Mark Leonard, former MP Douglas Alexander, and ECFR’s Senior Policy Fellow Nick Witney, about Britain’s future vision of EU-UK security cooperation after Brexit. The podcast was recorded on 13.12.2017 in Berlin.
The Shardlake Series by C. J. Sampson
Poverty Safari by Darren McGarvey
Lecture on David Cameron’s relationship with the EU by Sir Ivan Rogers