Articles on Mark Leonard

The remarkable rise of continental Euroscepticism (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca & Mark Leonard - 25 April 2013

A new ECFR analysis shows that trust in the EU has plummeted across the continent. Both southern debtors and northern creditors feel like they are victims.


Revolt of the technocrats (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 18 April 2013

Does the launch of a new Eurosceptic party in Germany suggest there is fertile ground for a real alternative ahead of elections later this year, despite Merkel's refusal to countenance change?


The Europeanisation of America (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 26 February 2013

The two giant economies - Europe and the US - are no longer as different as they once were. Austerity and the prospect of decline have brought them back together.


The State of the Union and the end of persuasion (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 15 February 2013

With his State of the Union address, President Obama combined the two most powerful tactics of modern politics – big speeches and big data – to spur political action. Are we witnessing a reinvention of representative democracy?


Cameron's backward looking speech (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 24 January 2013

Cameron's EU speech is a bad miscalculation that underestimates how much the world has changed, and how much Britain needs Europe if it is to retain an influential voice in global affairs. 


In 2013, the great global unraveling (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 03 January 2013

The main theme of 2013 is likely to be the unraveling of the global economy and supporting political integration. 


New world, same old Israel (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 23 November 2012

Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to show that nothing in Israel's security situation has changed. But in the wake of the Arab Uprising the Middle East is a different place and Israel needs to reconsider its whole strategy. 


The view from the capitals: the EU budget summit (Commentary)

Dimitar Bechev & Silvia Francescon & Ulrike Guérot & Thomas Klau & José Ignacio Torreblanca & Mark Leonard & Jonas Parello-Plesner - 21 November 2012

On Thursday EU leaders will meet in Brussels to discuss the EU budget for the next seven years. ECFR experts in Spain, the UK, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany and Italy tell us what to expect. 


China and the US: mirror image challenges (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 08 November 2012

The leadership election in the US and the selection in China are mirror images of each other. So are the challenges that each will face, with implications not just for the US and China, but for the rest of the world. 


U.S.-German relationship on the rocks (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 29 October 2012

A fundamental shift in interests and outlook is leaving the United States and Germany with potentially irreconcilable differences. This widening divide between Berlin and Washington may threaten the entire Western alliance.