Articles

Charm defensive: Macron and the Germans at the Munich Security Conference (Commentary)

Jana Puglierin - 20 February 2020

To hope that German defence policy will become more French is equivalent to waiting for Godot.

 

Westlessness: Lessons from the Western Balkans (Commentary)

Majda Ruge - 20 February 2020

The EU’s interventions in the Western Balkans succeed only when key member states and the US act strategically and pull in the same direction.

Make-believe in the Med: Europe’s new Libya mission (Commentary)

Tarek Megerisi - 20 February 2020

Without aerial power, the ‘new Operation Sophia’ will simply upset Turkey and encourage the UAE and Haftar to go for total victory in Tripoli.

Facing the West’s Demons: The 2020 Munich Security Conference (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 19 February 2020

The 2020 Munich Security Conference showed how the ties that bind global players together are being weaponised in a new great power competition.

 

The UN is right to track businesses in Israeli settlements (Commentary)

Hugh Lovatt - 18 February 2020

A disinformation campaign against a new UN database aims to legitimise the Israeli settler movement and those who illegally profit from it.
 

Europe, 5G, and Munich: The China challenge and American mission (Commentary)

Janka Oertel - 18 February 2020

Bipartisan US pressure over China is rubbing Europeans up the wrong way. But the Americans are right that hard choices await.

The European Green Deal: A political opportunity for Italy (Commentary)

Teresa Coratella - 17 February 2020

The Italian government sees the deal as not only the solution to an important challenge but, above all, an opportunity for Europe to become a key geopolitical actor.

2020: The year of economic coercion under Trump (Commentary)

Jonathan Hackenbroich & Ellie Geranmayeh - 17 February 2020

European countries and businesses are unlikely to escape the impact of US extraterritorial measures on China, Russia, and Turkey. 

Digging the trenches: The EU and the Green New Deal (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 14 February 2020

The Green New Deal is set to create new divides in the EU. Conflicts are already brewing, and not just between eastern and western member states.

Land of the lost: My trip to the Munich Security Conference (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 14 February 2020

With such a smorgasbord of offerings, most people eat the familiar food and leave the conference pleasantly full of the same ideas that they entered with.