Scoring Europe's Southern neighbourhood (Commentary)
European countries are playing a central role in the Libyan intervention, and the EU is looking to help the transitions in Tunisia and Egypt. But before Mohammed Bouazizi set himself on fire, setting off the sequence of protests, how well did Europe perform when dealing with its southern neighbourhood last year?
Europe as a world power - discuss (Commentary)
Justin Vaisse - 30 March 2011
Agreement over Europe's performance is not the aim of ECFR's European Foreign Policy Scorecard. The aim is to encourage serious debate about the goals, tools, resources, difficult trade offs and moral dilemmas of Europe's foreign policy - even if that means that readers strongly disagree with our conclusions.
Mission manual (Commentary)
Daniel Korski - 21 March 2011
Wars are easy to start, hard to fight, and often harder still to end. Learning the right lessons from past wars, recent and old ones, is absolutely key. In Libya the international community must also keep its focus on political rather than military aims.
Libya: time to focus on the outcomes (Commentary)
Nick Witney - 16 March 2011
It is time to get real about Libya. All the huffing and puffing of Western leaders has yet to bring Gaddafi’s house crashing down. Instead, European leaders must think about what realistic outcomes they might be able to help achieve.
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.
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.
Democratisation in Tunisia: Implementing the Constitution and Decentralising the State
Berlin - 07 Jun 18
Democracy Reporting International and the European Council on Foreign Relations cordially invite you to a discussion of the Tunisian democratisation process.
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.
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
Manuel Lafont Rapnouil, directeur du bureau de Paris de l'ECFR, répond aux questions sur sa dernière publication, 'Seule dans le désert ? Comment la France peut remobiliser l’Europe au Moyen-Orient.'
Mark Leonard speaks with ECFR's Ellie Geranmayeh, Ilan Goldberg, head of the MENA programme at the Centre for New American Security, and Nasser Haiden, Professor of Political Science at Teheran University, about the JCPOA and whether Trump will pull out of the deal.
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Snow by Orhan Pamuk
A Saudi Prince’s Quest to Remake the Middle East by Dexter Filkins
Mark Leonard speaks with ECFR experts Asli Aydintasbas, Kadri Liik, Julien Barnes-Dacey, and Manuel Lafont Rapnouil about how the international community might respond.
Ambassador Morgenthau’s Story by Henry Morgenthau
Joseph Conrad: A Biography by Jeffrey Meyers
Brother’s Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
La mondialisation des pauvres by Armelle Choplin and Olivier Pliez
Alone in the desert? How France can lead Europe in the Middle East by Manuel Lafont Rapnouil
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.