Articles on Mark Leonard

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.

 

China’s technology revolution (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 02 October 2012

China's politics is being transformed by the internet. But while individual officials live in a state of 'internet terror', the arrival of managed social media could paradoxically help the communist party to stay in power.

 

The great Sino-American divorce (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 24 August 2012

Since the global financial crisis in 2008, we have been living through the slow and painful end of 'Chimerica'. Now the terms of the separation between the two nations risk awkward discomfort for the rest of the world.

 

China’s affluence crisis (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 04 August 2012

For most of the last 30 years China’s leaders have been kept awake at night worrying about their country’s poverty. But as the country approaches its once-in-a decade leadership transition this fall, it is China’s affluence, rather than its poverty, that is causing sleepless nights.

 

The end of the affair? (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 25 July 2012

Four years after Barack Obama's landmark speech in front of a crowd of 200,000 in Berlin, the transatlantic alliance is fading fast. What went wrong?

 

Merkel is our only hope (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 09 July 2012

The British debate on Germany and the euro should focus on understanding Merkel's technocratic ideas without invoking Hitler and the Second World War. The best way to get Germany to abandon its counterproductive economic reforms is to talk about a compelling European future, rather than dwelling on the past.

 

Terminating the European status quo (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 06 July 2012

It is becoming clear that the roots of the euro crisis are political rather than economic. The 2008 financial meltdown may well give birth to one of the great moments of political realignment where mainstream parties are being pushed to the sidelines and parties that used to skulk on the fringes are dominating the agenda.