Articles on European Strategy

Transatlantic survey: Europeans and Americans fearful of “Trump factor” (Commentary)

Wiebke Ewering - 19 January 2017

What are the expectations and concerns of Americans and Europeans regarding President Trump?

A Trump-Putin summit? Bring it on. (Commentary)

Mark Galeotti - 17 January 2017

The long-distance bromance may founder when its principals actually get to meet. 

5 graphs that explain EU foreign policy making in 2017 (Commentary)

Dina Pardijs - 22 December 2016

There remains a core agreement on certain key values but the EU is deeply divided on immigration, on Russia, and perhaps soon on the United States. 

Donald Trump, "One China" and the global order (Commentary)

François Godement - 13 December 2016

The return on the US table of the Taiwan issue gives us an inkling of what Trump's foreign policy priorities might be.

Will Donald Trump destroy the Iran deal? (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 26 November 2016

There are not many issues on which Europe, Russia and China all agree, but there is one: ensuring that President-elect Donald J. Trump does not undermine the Iran nuclear deal.

Is Merkel the new “leader of the free world”? (Commentary)

Almut Möller - 25 November 2016

Angela Merkel is not a fan of flashy titles, but she has already started to build support at home for a stronger Germany in Europe and the world.

Asia awaits Trump (Commentary)

François Godement - 14 November 2016

Asian partners and rivals alike will be justifiably nervous at the prospect of a Trump presidency, but they should not read too much into campaign rhetoric.

With Trump, the spectre of John Bolton returns to the UN (Commentary)

Richard Gowan - 11 November 2016

Before January, Europeans should make preparations to safeguard the UN, again.

What Europe should do about a problem like Trump (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 10 November 2016

If European governments do not take serious steps to secure a good deal with President Trump, they will likely end up with a bad one.