Articles on Global Strategy

What Europe should do about Syria (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 28 January 2019

European states pushing to re-engage must not offer Assad cost-free re-legitimisation

How not to save the world: EU divisions at the UN (Commentary)

Richard Gowan - 22 January 2019

Although their new friendship treaty does not call for an EU Security Council seat, France and Germany must pitch a compelling vision of multilateralism at the UN.

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? 

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 

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

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

Europe should strike a tough pose with Trump on the Iran nuclear deal (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 22 March 2018

Europeans should toughen their position in ongoing talks with the Trump administration if they are to preserve the Iran nuclear deal and limit insecurity in the Middle East.

The liberation of Europe (Commentary)

Caroline de Gruyter - 17 May 2017

The remaining 27 EU members have turned the page after Brexit much faster than the UK itself.