Articles on EU instruments

The European border guard: New in name only? (Commentary)

Angeliki Dimitriadi - 02 June 2016

The migrant crisis has spurred reforms to Europe’s border agency Frontex, but it can only be as strong as member states allow it to be.

Reforming the Common European Asylum System (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 17 May 2016

The political crisis surrounding the handling of refugee inflows in the EU has now reached a stage where there is too much bad blood for a “more of the same” approach to have much hope of working.

Spain versus Russia’s kleptocracy (Commentary)

Mark Galeotti - 04 May 2016

Let policy not simply be driven by individual judges and magistrates, a case here and a country there - let it be something debated at a national and European Union level and adopted on a broader basis.

The migration superpowers (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 26 April 2016

As control over population flows becomes a currency of power, states that follow the M-7’s lead will have the opportunity to boost their geopolitical heft.

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

Disillusion at the UN: From Srebrenica to Aleppo (Commentary)

Richard Gowan - 20 February 2016

Confidence in the UN could fall to an all time low if Moscow continues to manipulate the Syria peace process to its military advantage

Cameron’s three front battle (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 22 January 2016

Is time of complacency over for David Cameron?

COP21: A la carte climate politics (Commentary)

François Godement - 14 December 2015

Paris climate deal reflects the modern, less legalistic environment for international deal-making

Germany, France & Syria: Berlin’s calculated solidarity (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 10 December 2015

Supporting France militarily is calculated to help Germany’s interest and better position it in international bargaining over a ceasefire and transition in Syria. 

#JesuisSchengen (Commentary)

Tara Varma & Abigaël Vasselier - 08 December 2015

The freedoms Schengen provides should not be a further casualty of the Paris attacks