Articles on Multilateral institutions

EU indecision on UN Secretary General choice plays to Russia’s advantage (Commentary)

Richard Gowan - 19 September 2016

There are still, for now, some very serious European contenders with real chances of success. 

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

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

Russia in Syria: Counterattacking at the UN (Commentary)

Richard Gowan & Manuel Lafont Rapnouil - 13 October 2015

European leaders need to find a way to put President Putin back on the diplomatic defensive and the UN may be the best place for them to act.

Welcome to New York! (Commentary)

Richard Gowan - 25 September 2015

It's not easy being a European in the Big Apple ahead of UN General Assembly

European countries edge towards war on terror (Commentary)

Anthony Dworkin - 09 September 2015

British drone strikes on jihadists in Syria are part of a European trend towards US-style military responses to terrorism overseas

War and peace in Berlin’s minds: threat inflation and denial in Germany (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 17 June 2015

Why do Germans so strongly oppose military intervention in defence of NATO?

UN Peace Operations and European Security: New Strategic Dynamics (Commentary)

Richard Gowan - 25 February 2015

Europe faces a worsening security situation on many fronts and needs tools – new and old – to stabilize its neighbourhood.