Articles on European Strategy

Are spheres of influence still in? The EU and external security (Commentary)

Pawel Zerka - 10 August 2018

The security perceptions scorecard highlights the EU's ability and willingness to act as a security provider, depending on the region

Europe for itself (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 24 July 2018

As US President Donald Trump continues to wage war on the American-led international order, Europeans can no longer assume that their interests are synonymous with those of the US. The time has come for the European Union to redefine its interests, and to develop a new strategy for defending them.

Consensus and the Franco-German engine: New perceptions of European cooperation (Commentary)

Almut Möller - 18 July 2018

The pressure is on for Paris and Berlin to deliver beyond less controversial issues like common digital, climate, or border and coastguard policies. 

On a hot summer's day in Helsinki (Commentary)

Kadri Liik - 17 July 2018

Was Helsinki really a big win for Russia? And defeat for Europe?

The League of Leagues: Pan-European cooperation against the EU (Commentary)

Teresa Coratella - 13 July 2018

Matteo Salvini has launched the "League of Leagues" - an alliance of nationalist parties across the continent. And he brings friends.

Why Europe is very nervous about a Trump-Putin summit (Commentary)

Carl Bildt - 11 July 2018

In a Trump-Putin meeting, who gets the show, and who gets the substance? 

No right without might (Commentary)

Sebastian Dullien - 10 July 2018

Europeans still indulge in the myth of economic influence without military strength. But their soft power approach will fail without hard weapons

Migration dominates EU priorities through 2023 (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 09 July 2018

EU policy professionals prioritise EU-internal topics over traditional foreign policy according to latest results of ECFR’s EU28 Survey

Trump’s meaningless NATO spending debate (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 09 July 2018

Europeans spending more on defence will not satisfy Donald Trump. Here’s why

Four things to know ahead of the NATO Summit (Commentary)

Joanna Hosa & Jeremy Shapiro & Vessela Tcherneva & Nick Witney - 06 July 2018

Our experts pick out four main topics to pay attention to ahead of the NATO Summit in Brussels