Articles on Global Strategy

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.

A potted history of EU referendums (Commentary)

Dina Pardijs - 27 February 2017

EU-related referendums have a much better track record than the calamities of 2016 suggest.

EU global strategy under threat from division at home (Commentary)

Justine Doody - 08 August 2016

​The new Global Strategy for Foreign and Security Policy provides a pragmatic vision for the EU’s external relations. But the loss of the United Kingdom and divisions among the remaining 27 may undermine its success.

The EU's global strategy: Three quotations (Commentary)

Robert Cooper - 15 July 2016

A cultural shift to put local expertise and initiative at the centre of policy making is necessary. 

Navel-gazing Spain (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 18 September 2015

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s foreign policy, together with former Prime Minister José Luis Zapatero’s, removes the country from the international arena.

G7 summitry – reborn but still the same (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 11 June 2015

Myths and symbolism have accompagnied the fundamental transformation of the gathering.