Articles on EU instruments

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

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

Brexit, defence, and the EU’s quest for ‘strategic autonomy’ (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 25 June 2018

EU members may not feel they can trust the Brits on defence. But the UK’s past reliability on this front suggests they should

The ECFR Power Audits (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş & François Godement & Kadri Liik & Jeremy Shapiro - 25 May 2018

The four power audits show that Europeans, particularly when working together, retain the capacity to cooperate and compete effectively with all these powers.  But they also show that, in each case, Europe is failing to do so. 

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. 

John Bolton: Don’t Mention the Norms (Commentary)

Richard Gowan - 23 March 2018

Brutal transactional talks is the only language the new National Security Advisor understands.

Berlin’s European agenda (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 22 January 2018

The next German government must lead the way in forging European consensus on migration, foreign policy, and a common system of values. This means it will have to think bigger than ever before.

Ireland: The final barrier to a December Brexit deal (Commentary)

Andrew Hammond - 06 December 2017

Theresa May has to satisfy interests in Dublin, Belfast and Brussels on Northern Ireland’s future status if Brexit talks are to progress this year.

Lonely at the top (Commentary)

Richard Gowan - 25 July 2017

Running the United Nations is a lonely job for António Guterres - and he seems to prefer it that way. 

Countering online radicalisation (Commentary)

Stefan Soesanto & Fosca D'Incau - 19 July 2017

Part of the solution is to rely on the internet’s most essential strength - its vast army of ordinary users.