Articles

Russia’s pivot to the east: Where does it leave the EU? (Commentary)

Zachary Paikin - 21 February 2019

As relations between the EU and Russia remain frosty, Moscow has pivoted towards Beijing in search of deeper strategic cooperation. How can Europe re-engage with a Russia increasingly focused on (Eur)asia? 

Ukraine's experiment with trust (Commentary)

Joanna Hosa - 21 February 2019

Trust is a scarce resource in Ukrainian politics. Could a TV president be the one to deliver it in the upcoming elections?

Can Belarus become a success story of European security? (Commentary)

Yauheni Preiherman - 21 February 2019

Western observers continue to misread Belarus – and to overlook the strengthened diplomatic and security roles it could play in eastern Europe

Austria’s toughest EU presidency (Commentary)

Sofia Maria Satanakis - 18 February 2019

Although Austria has the potential to influence EU policymaking more, the country often stands in its own way.

Don't expect fireworks at Munich (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 15 February 2019

Troubles back home, not international affairs, will dominate Europe’s top security meetup.

League and nations: Europe’s unity struggle at the Sharm El-Sheikh summit (Commentary)

Anthony Dworkin - 15 February 2019

The optics of the EU-Arab League summit could prove difficult for European leaders. Yet they barely agree on what they themselves want from it

The underestimated economic threat from the White House (Commentary)

Sebastian Dullien - 14 February 2019

Given changing global growth dynamics, Donald Trump’s trade policies might just transform from a nuisance into a threat to the euro area’s recovery

Hungary for more: Viktor Orbán’s new European battles (Commentary)

Zsuzsanna Végh - 13 February 2019

ECFR’s EU28 Survey reveals that Hungary manages to outpoll even the United Kingdom as the “most disappointing” EU member state. But May’s European Parliament poll is likely to see it dig in rather than change course.

Will the yellow vests movement spread across Europe? (Commentary)

Tara Varma - 12 February 2019

The yellow vests could have more influence than expected on the debates leading up to the European Parliament election

America the Mercenary: Trump’s plan to bill NATO (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 12 February 2019

The Trump administration reduces NATO to a bill owed to the United States, at the cost of sacrificing political solidarity across the Atlantic.