Articles on European Strategy

Britain is still a leader in European foreign policy (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 09 February 2015

In spite of the rising tide of anti-European rhetoric, the UK’s diplomats are still cooperating with Europe and driving foreign policy initiatives within the EU framework.

German foreign policy and the EU: Leader by default? (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 05 February 2015

Germany became the leader of Europe’s foreign policy because of circumstance, not through its own design. 

Can Poland remain a leader of EU foreign policy? (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 05 February 2015

The Ukraine crisis pushed Poland to the forefront of EU diplomacy, but as Germany stepped up, Poland’s leadership was sidelined.

Scorecard 2015: The view from Sofia (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva - 04 February 2015

Bulgaria took few foreign policy initiatives in 2014 because of internal troubles, but the country made one tough decision in abandoning the South Stream pipeline project.

Germany leads Europe: Jettisoning the status quo (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 03 February 2015

The German question has emerged again, but this time, the answer will depend on whether Germany is willing to embrace its role as an agent of change.

Germany then and now (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 11 November 2014

Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Germany needs to think about its way of exercising power within the EU – and what it hopes to achieve.

China and Germany talk security (Commentary)

Hans Kundnani & Angela Stanzel - 09 October 2014

The expansion of the dialogue between Germany and China to include foreign and security policy could have a huge, and potentially problematic, effect for the European Union. 

How the US treats its allies: the European banking system under threat (Commentary)

François Godement - 10 June 2014

The BNP Paribas case shows that the United States is happy to risk plunging the European banking system into chaos. Europe should take note.

Ten trends for 2013 (Commentary)

ECFR - 31 December 2012

2012 saw continuing crisis in the eurozone, growing Euroscepticism and populism in some corners of Europe, faltering transitions in Egypt and elsewhere, more violence in Syria, a new leadership in China, and both Putin II and Obama II. So what will 2013 hold?