Articles on Mark Leonard

Trump’s dirty tricks (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 03 September 2020

Although US President Donald Trump’s efforts to undermine the election are shameless, they are still more subtle than the outright election rigging that one finds in places like Belarus. Like other authoritarian leaders, Trump is deploying a new anti-democratic politics that has yet to be fully comprehended.

The other Putin on Europe’s doorstep (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 04 August 2020

By weaponising immigration and launching new foreign adventures, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is increasingly acting like his Russian counterpart. And though such behaviour speaks to a deteriorating political situation at home, Europeans can no longer assume that Turkey will remain firmly in the Western fold.

Europe’s self-help moment (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 30 June 2020

The covid-19 crisis has created an opening for stronger collective European action. But policymakers must understand that the demands of voters across the continent for greater cooperation do not reflect an appetite for institution-building, but rather a deeper anxiety about losing control in a perilous world.

The End of Europe’s Chinese Dream (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 27 May 2020

After years of pursuing closer bilateral economic ties with China, Europeans have suddenly realised that they have become dangerously dependent on Chinese trade and investment.

Salvaging globalisation (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 04 May 2020

Like other recent systemic crises, the coronavirus pandemic has confronted us with an inconvenient truth: the risks associated with international openness might very well outweigh the gains. If today’s multilateral frameworks are to have a future, they must be brought back into the service of national sovereignty.

Leadership in a time of contagion (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 30 March 2020

Although the covid-19 pandemic has been compared to the 2008 financial crisis, the two episodes are quite different, not least in their cast of leading characters. Unlike the previous generation, today’s European leaders have been shaped by a decade of austerity, refugee crises, and America's denouement as a global hegemon.

The end of the EU’s Brexit bounce (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 24 February 2020

After years of watching the United Kingdom muddle through a political crisis while enjoying an unprecedented level of unity among themselves, Europeans now must prepare for darker days.

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.

 

Top ten foreign policy trends in 2020 (Commentary)

Mark Leonard & Jeremy Shapiro - 03 January 2020

Top ten trends that will occupy European foreign policymakers in 2020

The Green Deal will make or break Europe (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 17 December 2019

The European Union's new leadership has decided to invest much of its political capital in a plan to position Europe as the global leader in the transition to a carbon-neutral economy. But if too many constituencies feel as though they are being sacrificed on a green alter, the plan will never even get off the ground.