Articles on Mark Leonard

Will the Europeans ever get their act together on security? (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 15 February 2012

Unlike saving the euro, saving CSDP and building Europe's shared defence and security capacity need not cost a cent. It would also be invaluable in helping the EU develop as a serious foreign policy actor.


A marginalised Britain makes EU break-up more likely (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 03 November 2011

The actions of Britain's coalition government are making it more likely that we will see the EU disintegrate, leaving behind a saved Eurozone that marginalises all those outside it - including Britain itself.


Why enlargement-lite will not save the Arab Spring (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 25 October 2011

The European Union has a vital role to play in helping consolidate the transitions of the Arab Spring. But first they need to rethink their approach and develop a new foreign policy for the Southern neighbourhood: Enlargement lite will not work.


Europe's multipolar neighbourhood (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 04 October 2011

The upheavels in North Africa are further evidence that the EU's neighbourhood has fundamentally changed, both to the south and to the east. In response, the EU needs to develop a real foreign policy to deal with this increasingly competitive region.


Why China wants a G3 world (Commentary)

Parag Khanna & Mark Leonard - 12 September 2011

Despite the fashionable talk about BRICS and the G2 of Washington and Beijing, we really now live in a G3 world that combines US military power and consumption, Chinese capital and labour, and European rules and technology.


The EAS and Europe's place in the world (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 26 March 2010

Building the EAS is not simply about backroom Brussels politics and bureaucratic infighting. It is about giving Europe the means to punch its weight in a changing world

The 20 year crisis (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 05 February 2010

Response to the Haiti tragedy; the struggling mission in Afghanistan; the economic crisis. The west is in a '20 year crisis'.

How to deal with a more assertive China? (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 04 February 2010

Western governments need to show they are getting serious. Otherwise we will end up with another Copenhagen.

Europe must rediscover its power (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 01 December 2009

The EU needs to take a good look at its relations and position in the world ? Lady Ashton is well placed to integrate its strengths.

The self-hating Parliament (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 09 June 2009

The next generation of EU technocrats will need to be populists as well.