Articles

Sudan’s chance for democracy (Commentary)

Jean-Baptiste Gallopin - 15 November 2019

EU support for Sudan’s new prime minister is welcome in addressing the urgent challenges of the country’s political transition. But it will take more than economic reform to bring peace and stability to Sudan.

Belarus votes: Could its verdict matter? (Commentary)

Olga Dryndova - 15 November 2019

Belarus could be standing on the brink of change. The EU should not ignore events on its outer border – and, indeed, should look for new ways to engage its neighbour.

Hopes for the future dashed: Balkans security after the French veto (Commentary)

Beáta Huszka - 14 November 2019

The European Council’s failure to open accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania could mark a turning point for peace in the Western Balkans.

Can regulation save the Internet? The view from London (Commentary)

Carla Hobbs - 14 November 2019

Figures from across government, the private sector, and wider society argue in favour of adequate regulation to mitigate the harmful effects of the internet. But what should this regulation look like?

Bringing the radical right in: Lessons learned from Spain (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 13 November 2019

Vox’s success in Spain illuminates some of populism’s successful escalation strategies, as well as the mistakes of mainstream parties.

Two people separated by a common idea: Why Macron and AKK agree (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 12 November 2019

Macron’s and AKK’s distinct styles obscure a core agreement: threats to the transatlantic relationship mean that European countries must finally stand up and defend themselves.

Rocking the boat: The Macron method (Commentary)

Tara Varma - 08 November 2019

The thread that runs through most of Macron’s speeches and declarations is European strategic sovereignty: he fears that Europe will be marginalised in a world in which authoritarian powers are rising.

4 ways Europeans should respond to the Lebanon and Iraq protests (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 08 November 2019

Europeans can help the Lebanese and Iraqi people achieve their reform goals. Here’s how.

After the Berlin wall: How Germany became a greater Switzerland (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 08 November 2019

Berlin has turned punching below one’s weight into an art form. This is not good enough, either for Germany or for Europe.

Saudi Arabia’s frozen-conflict tactics (Commentary)

Cinzia Bianco - 07 November 2019

Saudi Arabia is suspending its assertive foreign policy, seeking to prevent an escalation in tensions.