Articles on Tara Varma

Macron, Merkel, and Europe's "moment of truth" (Commentary)

Jonathan Hackenbroich & Tara Varma - 23 April 2020

The French president has laid down the gauntlet by warning the European political project could end if it fails to embrace burden-sharing. One of two scenarios could now play out.
 

Covid-19 and European solidarity: The fight for who we are (Commentary)

Tara Varma - 30 March 2020

Now is the time for the EU to harness its transformational power – and to protect citizens without turning in on itself.

The search for freedom of action: Macron’s speech on nuclear deterrence (Commentary)

Tara Varma - 07 February 2020

The French president reached out to the rest of Europe on Russia, the transatlantic relationship, and European solidarity.

 

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