The Middle East needs Germany (Commentary)
Daniel Korski and Ben Judah - 18 February 2011
The fall of Hosni Mubarak’s regime in Egypt has not so much given Israel a headache as a migraine. Europe - and Germany in particular - needs to play a leading role in reassuring Israel and keeping Middle East peace on track.
Europe must stand behind Egypt's democrats (Commentary)
Emma Bonino and Anthony Dworkin - 04 February 2011
Europe went through its own year of democratic revolutions in 1989, yet its reaction to events in north Africa has lacked passion and purpose. European leaders meeting for a summit in Brussels must seize the opportunity to commit themselves to a strategy that puts them firmly on the side of democracy in the Middle East.
Don't just speak with one voice: Act! (Commentary)
José Ignacio Torreblanca - 01 February 2011
EU member states worry too much about speaking with one voice. But endless unified expressions of 'interest and concern' about the situation in Tunisia and Egypt show that the problem is that others aren't listening because we often have little to say.
Lessons from Tripoli (Commentary)
Susi Dennison - 16 December 2010
There are two important lessons to be learned from last month's EU-Africa summit. First, Europe needs to reassert its diplomatic clout after a post-Lisbon period of uncertainty. Second, it needs to think more cleverly about how to promote its values in a world where our economic and political models are no longer unquestioningly accepted.
Egypt's election: Watch this space (Commentary)
Susi Dennison - 30 November 2010
The first round of Egypt's elections suffered from irregularities and unfair competition, yet this received little coverage abroad. This must change, especially if Egypt is to be thought of as a benchmark for political progress in the wider Middle East.
Why Europe's military cutbacks will hurt Africa (Commentary)
Richard Gowan - 16 November 2010
Rampant defence cuts throughout the EU will probably spell the end of European countries' little-known but important interventions in African conflicts. This invites humanitarian disasters on parts of the map that increasingly small numbers of European citizens could identify.
Time for Europe to think bold thoughts (Commentary)
Daniel Korski - 10 February 2010Europe has a lot to gain from being inventive. A Turkish-EU troop offer could help unlock Gaza - and the Middle East peace process
by Anthony Dworkin and Fatim-Zohra El Malki - 15th February, 2018
European states should devote more effort to joint work on radicalisation with Morocco and Tunisia
by Hugh Lovatt - 21st December, 2017
How should the EU respond to the reality of the one-state reality taking hold in Israel-Palestine?
by Tareq Baconi - 21st December, 2017
The discovery of gas reserves in the eastern Mediterranean could create an "economic peace"
by Ellie Geranmayeh - 25th October, 2017
Europe must salvage the nuclear deal with Iran and step-up robust diplomacy with Teran on regional issues.
by Julien Barnes-Dacey - 12th September, 2017
National politics need to be front and centre in de-escalation efforts.
by Omar Dajani & Hugh Lovatt - 26th July, 2017
The Oslo Accords have provided political cover for Israel’s creeping occupation and eroded the possibility of Palestinian self-determination.
Middle East. A region of crossing paths.
Rome - 26 Oct 17
The initiative is promoted by CIPMO – Italian Centre for Peace in the Middle East, supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.Special thanks go to CeSPI, CESPIC, ECFR. With the sponsorship of RIDE – Italian Network for the Euro-Mediterranean Dialogue
Que peut faire l’Europe pour établir la paix en Syrie ?
Paris - 22 Sep 17
L'ECFR a le plaisir de vous convier à un BCM animé par Julien Barnes-Dacey et Manuel Lafont Rapnouil.
Yémen : quelle voie vers un règlement du conflit ?
Paris - 08 Sep 17
L'ECFR Paris a le plaisir de vous convier à une discussion autour de Cheikh Abdulkarim al-Maqdashi et Laurent Bonnefoy, modérée par Adam Baron.
Desayuno de Trabajo: “España: ¿giro estratégico hacia el Sahel?”
Madrid - 04 Jul 17
El pasado martes 20 de Junio, ECFR Madrid y Esglobal, en colaboración con el Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y Cooperación, organizaron un desayuno de trabajo a puerta cerrada titulado “España: ¿giro estratégico hacia el Sahel?”
Sahel : comment l’intégration régionale peut favoriser la stabilité
Paris - 13 Jun 17
L'ECFR Paris a le plaisir de vous convier à un BCM animé par Fransje Molenaar, Mattia Toaldo, Andrew Lebovich et Manuel Lafont Rapnouil.
Tunisia: Challenges, opportunities and strategies to strengthen the country recovery
Rome - 16 May 17
An event co-organized by ECFR Rome And No Peace Without Justice with the support of Compagnia di San Paolo, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Terna and kindly hosted by Unicredit
Mark Leonard, Asli Aydintasbas, Kadri Liik and Jeremy Shapiro, discuss Turkey's offensive near the Syria-Turkey boarder, the future of US-Turkey relations and Russia's role in the region. The podcast was recorded on 23 January 2018.
Ruth Citrin speaks with Ellie Geranmayeh, Julien Barnes-Dacey and Hugh Lovatt, about the state of play in the MENA region and the considerations for Europeans after one year in office of US president Donald Trump. The Podcast was recorded on 16 January 2018.
Mark Leonard speaks with ECFR Policy Fellows Hugh Lovatt, Ellie Geranmayeh and Julien Barnes-Dacey about reactions to Trump’s recent recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and the new divergence between Washington and Europe across the Middle East.
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard talks with ECFR’s head of MENA programme Ruth Citrin and Iran expert Ellie Geranmayeh about the consequences of Trump's decision to decertify the Iran nuclear deal and the responses that Europe can make to avert another nuclear crisis.
The podcast was recorded on 13th October 2017.
Podcast du Black Coffee Morning « Que peut faire l’Europe pour établir la paix en Syrie ? » du 22/09/2017 animé par Julien Barnes-Dacey, Senior Policy Fellow à l’ECFR, Michel Duclos, conseiller spécial de l’Institut Montaigne, et Manuel Lafont Rapnouil, directeur du bureau de Paris de l’ECFR.
Mwatana Organisation for Human Rights Chairperson Radhya Al-Mutawakel provides a view from the ground on the latest developments in Yemen, the current human rights and humanitarian issues the country is facing and the challenges experienced by independent human rights researchers.
She is joined by the award-winning journalist and filmmaker Safa Al-Ahmad, who discusses the politics of the conflict and the potential impact of shifting regional politics.
Chaired by Anthony Dworkin, ECFR Senior Policy Fellow
Mohammad Javad Zarif: "Security cannot be purchased"
- 26 June 2017
Powerful argument from Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif - "Security cannot be purchased" - at ECFR's 10th anniversary council meeting.
Javad Zarif, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, spoke on the Iranian perception of Europe's role in the Middle East. The talk was part of the ECFR's Annual Council Meeting in Berlin.
Nouveau podcast de notre série sur l'élection présidentielle de 2017 ayant pour objectif de traiter les thèmes d'actualité et de contribuer au débat dans le contexte de l'année électorale française.
Entretien en français d'Andrew Lebovich, chercheur invité à l'ECFR, par Manuel Lafont Rapnouil, directeur du bureau de Paris de l'ECFR, sur la situation en Algérie, ses relations avec l'environnement régional et la nouvelle politique étrangère de la France après l'élection d'Emmanuel Macron.
Podcast du Black Coffee Morning "Sahel : comment l’intégration régionale peut favoriser la stabilité" du 13/06/2017, animé par Fransje Molenaar, chercheuse à l'Unité de Recherche sur les Conflits de Clingandael, Mattia Toaldo, Senior Policy Fellow à l'ECFR, Andrew Lebovich, chercheur invité à l'ECFR, et Tara Varma, coordinatrice du bureau de l’ECFR Paris.