Articles on European Strategy

After the JCPOA, the world needs Germany. But where is it? (Commentary)

Jonathan Hackenbroich - 30 May 2018

Germany could put some heft into defending the liberal international order. Yet it still declines to do so.

How to Save Europe (Commentary)

George Soros - 29 May 2018

Keynote speech at ECFR's Annual Council Meeting in Paris 29 May. 2018. Check against delivery. 

The End of the Concept of ‘the West’? (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva - 18 May 2018

The West is more and more divided and global strategic interests are diverging. The impact of the US President on views and transatlantic trust is significant. 

Macron’s Charlemagne challenge to Berlin (Commentary)

Almut Möller - 15 May 2018

Emmanuel Macron both lay down a gauntlet and held out a hand to Angela Merkel in Aachen. But the chancellor seized neither.

Courting Nero: Macron, Merkel, and the state of relations with Trump (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 03 May 2018

Trips to Washington by the French and German leaders made barely a dent in Trump’s attitude towards his own close allies

Europe’s balancing act on the nuclear deal: wooing Trump without losing Iran (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 02 May 2018

European leaders have been assiduous in lobbying Washington on the nuclear deal. But Europe must step up its diplomacy to ensure it does not lose Tehran in the process

Conservatives without a cause? The German youth’s view and what it means for Europe (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 23 April 2018

Retaining what they have is largely enough for millennials – despite the fact that the majority feels that the EU is not on the right path. 

The European budget talks: Financial threat to a global Europe (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 16 April 2018

Although talks on the EU’s next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) might appear dull on the surface, we should force ourselves to take notice of them and emphasise the long-term importance of the external tranche of the budget.

Iraq: back to square one (Commentary)

Javi López - 29 March 2018

The success of the new EU strategy for Iraq will require a continuous and coordinated support with a long-term view that goes beyond the incidental military victories

Germany’s defence commitments: nothing but paper tigers? (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 27 March 2018

Scepticism about Germany’s willingness to confront a revisionist Russia in 2014 has vanished. But there is new disappointment that the German diplomatic leadership has no military equivalent.