Articles on European Strategy

Trump wants America to stop being the world's policeman — and start being its rent-a-cop (Commentary)

Mark Galeotti - 26 July 2016

Trump’s businessman’s approach to foreign policy promises stability to no one.

Why coups suck for America (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 21 July 2016

The US-Turkey relationship will fail to evolve into a true alliance of trust and thus be of limited use in defeating ISIS or ending the civil war with the Kurds in Turkey.

The EU's global strategy: Three quotations (Commentary)

Robert Cooper - 15 July 2016

A cultural shift to put local expertise and initiative at the centre of policy making is necessary. 

'The world will not stop': a statement from leading Europeans (Commentary)

- 28 June 2016

The Brexit vote poses profound questions about the future of the European project, but the world will not stop while Europe works out its future.

Saving British internationalism from Brexit (Commentary)

Richard Gowan & Manuel Lafont Rapnouil - 28 June 2016

Even if the UK is a diminished power after Brexit international partners will still need its cooperation in the UN and NATO.

Brexit and Europe's new insurgent parties (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 24 June 2016

As the political earthquake caused by the UKIP-orchestrated British leave vote reverberates across the EU, the full force of European anti-establishment parties is hitting home.

The swansong of Germany’s foreign policy president (Commentary)

Almut Möller - 09 June 2016

Gauck’s commitment to bringing the German people into the conversation has helped to widen the space for a challenge to a stronger German role in European and international security.

Sound and fury over Germany’s genocide vote (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 08 June 2016

Turkey’s outrage at the German vote on the Armenian genocide is for domestic consumption – Erdoğan is careful not to derail his deal with the EU or become still more isolated.

Armenian genocide, German realpolitik (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 03 June 2016

At a time when Germany and the EU are depending on Turkey’s help to solve the refugee crisis, the German political class clearly feels the need to demonstrate that this does not give Turkey a free hand when it comes to democracy and human rights issues.

The latest battle in Fallujah is a symbol of the futility of US efforts in Iraq (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 30 May 2016

The battle to retake the Iraqi city of Fallujah has begun: 20,000 Iraqi soldiers, backed by US air power and advisers, are attempting to expel some 800 to 1,000 ISIS fighters.