Articles

Cracks in the Saudi-Emirati alliance? (Commentary)

Cinzia Bianco - 13 September 2019

Policymakers have closely watched the emergence of an apparent rift between Saudi Arabia and the UAE, as well as an ostensible attempt at rapprochement between Saudi Arabia and Qatar, in recent weeks. The dynamics of the Gulf can have significant implications for European economic and political interests.

Tricks of the trade (Commentary)

Pawel Zerka - 13 September 2019

Trade policy is set to become one of the key tools of Ursula von der Leyen’s “union that strives for more”. But securing support from national governments and European citizens will be a challenge.

Tunisia's unpredictable elections (Commentary)

Anthony Dworkin - 12 September 2019

Tunisia's upcoming presidential election brings its fragmentation to light

Spreading the good news: Trump’s diplomacy by individual cash payment (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 10 September 2019

The Trump administration transcends international diplomatic niceties in its use of individual payments, but geopolitical love is not always bought

A new era in Rome (Commentary)

Teresa Coratella - 05 September 2019

The diverse new Italian government has high ambitions

Shock to the sistema: Ukraine’s youthful new government (Commentary)

Andrew Wilson - 04 September 2019

Will Ukraine's young new leaders begin to reckon with their deep state?

Bewitched by Brexit: Referendums and modern democracy (Commentary)

Caroline de Gruyter - 03 September 2019

Brexit is putting parliamentary democracy in question

Polish WWII anniversary highlights transatlantic rifts (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 02 September 2019

A hurricane has forced the US president to cancel his state visit to Poland to mark a dark day in history — but that won’t hide the damage he has done to US-German-Polish relations.
 
 

Will the Iran conflict break the West? (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 30 August 2019

After months of both the United States and Iran taking a harder line against each other, Europe finds itself stuck between a rock and a hard place. If Iran pursues further brinkmanship in response to US provocation, European Union member states may decide they have no choice but to embrace the Trump administration’s containment strategy.

 
 

A fistful of dollars: Europe and US sanctions (Commentary)

Jonathan Hackenbroich & Mark Leonard - 15 August 2019

The European Union needs an Office for Financial Asset Control to defend its home industry against sanctions