Articles on Mark Leonard

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

Can Europe become a global player? (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 23 July 2019

As the nominee to serve as the EU's next high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell will have an opportunity to update Europe's approach to foreign policy. Chief among the challenges facing the bloc is the reassertion of its own sovereignty in an age of great-power politics.

The case for a sovereign Europe (Commentary)

Mark Leonard & Jeremy Shapiro - 01 July 2019

The EU's lack of sovereignty is becoming a threat. Against the Trump administration and in the face of emerging economic and technological markets, the EU risks lagging behind.

The end of “Chimerica” (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 25 June 2019

By threatening the survival of the Chinese tech giant Huawei, the Trump administration has put an end to speculation about a possible rupture between the United States and China. A full-scale decoupling between the world's two largest economies is now under way, and a new age of zero-sum competition is beginning.

ECFR mourns the loss of Albert Rohan (Commentary)

Mark Leonard, Mabel van Oranje - 13 June 2019

Founding Council Member Albert Rohan has passed away at the age of 83

Fear will save the EU (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 23 May 2019

Pro-European parties can leverage voters’ anxieties to come out on top in election.

Seven days to save the European Union (Commentary)

Susi Dennison & Mark Leonard - 16 May 2019

The European Parliament elections take place next week - our latest pan-European polling reveals voters are deeply concerned about what the future holds

Is winter coming to the EU? (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 24 April 2019

Many observers expect a grand showdown between the forces of “open” and “closed” societies in next month’s European Parliament elections, with the very future of the European Union at stake. They are right to be worried, but wrong about the reason

When European politics becomes personal (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 03 April 2019

As the United Kingdom has hurtled ever closer to the Brexit cliff, once-abstract notions of a transcendent European identity have gained substance, and millions of people who still believe in the European project have come out in support of it. The question now is whether the European idea can win out over resurgent nationalism.

The accidental Atlanticist (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 26 February 2019

At this year's Munich Security Conference, appearances by former US Vice President Joseph Biden and current Vice President Mike Pence offered the transatlanticists in attendance a portrait in contrasts. Yet to achieve the bright future promised by Biden, Europeans need to heed Pence's dark warnings.