Articles on European Strategy

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.

How America enables its allies' bad behaviour (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro and Richard Sokolsky - 28 April 2016

The US remains stuck in a Cold War mindset of keeping allies happy, rather than ensuring that they support US interests

Merkel and Obama: fault lines behind a friendly face (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 28 April 2016

If Obama’s visit to the United Kingdom and Germany confirmed anything, it was the extent to which America’s political elites worry about the strength and unity of Europe. 

Germany's defence doublespeak (Commentary)

Almut Möller - 21 April 2016

While Germany's role in security is of increasing importance, German politicians must downplay it for a domestic audience

Putin, poultry and politics: 5 remarkable things about the Dutch Ukraine referendum (Commentary)

Dina Pardijs - 05 April 2016

The referendum on the Ukraine Association Agreement is throwing up some unexpected elements