Articles on Tara Varma

Rocking the boat: The Macron method (Commentary)

Tara Varma - 08 November 2019

The thread that runs through most of Macron’s speeches and declarations is European strategic sovereignty: he fears that Europe will be marginalised in a world in which authoritarian powers are rising.

After the French veto: The new scramble for the Western Balkans (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva & Tara Varma - 25 October 2019

Without a credible path to EU membership, the Western Balkans could easily succumb to the lure of regional nationalism – and to generous Russian, Turkish, and Chinese offers in the EU’s own back yard.

Emmanuel Macron’s very big idea on Russia (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel, Kadri Liik, Jeremy Shapiro, Tara Varma - 25 September 2019

Negotiations with Russia over a new European security order would have huge – to many, alarming – implications for Ukraine, the EU, and the NATO alliance

Trick or treat? French and German views on ‘Brextension’ (Commentary)

Josef Janning & Tara Varma - 17 September 2019

The heads of ECFR’s offices in Paris and Berlin share the thinking in their countries about the latest round in the Brexit saga

The WhatsApp election: The fake news challenge to democracy (Commentary)

Tara Varma - 30 April 2019

India’s general election is an important phase in the battle against fake news. But is it too late to avert further social media-fuelled violence in the volatile campaign atmosphere?

Will the yellow vests movement spread across Europe? (Commentary)

Tara Varma - 12 February 2019

The yellow vests could have more influence than expected on the debates leading up to the European Parliament election

Diplomacy dies in darkness: Europe and information manipulation (Commentary)

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil & Tara Varma - 08 October 2018

“Information manipulation” or just plain “fake news”? How France is grappling with a very modern threat

Can Europe become a nuclear power? (Commentary)

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil & Tara Varma & Nick Witney - 03 September 2018

Only if Europeans resume a serious debate about their responsibilities for their own security

Macron’s passage to India: a missed opportunity for Europe (Commentary)

Tara Varma - 16 March 2018

Macron’s message to Modi was “Choose France”, rather than “Choose Europe”.

Brexit, Trump, France: third time unlucky? (Commentary)

Tara Varma - 02 May 2017

A tumultuous election season has stirred up France's political landscape. While Macron seems likely to win, he needs to do so convincingly to create new stability.