Articles on National Politics

Europe in the German federal elections: What do the manifestos say? (Commentary)

Christel Zunneberg - 26 July 2017

Here we compare the parties’ positions on the four core EU policy domains: common security and defence, migration, financial, and trade policy.

Poland: The importance of being president (Commentary)

Joanna Hosa - 25 July 2017

As rifts appear in the ruling camp, the turmoil in Poland is far from over.

What is left from Kohl’s era? (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva - 23 June 2017

Much has changed, yet paradoxically, perhaps Europe is closer now to its 1990s vision than it has ever been.

France in Flux (Commentary)

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil - 20 June 2017

The rise of Macron has transformed the French political landscape – but its final shape is still emerging.

There is nothing to back expectations of a softer Brexit (Commentary)

Conor Quinn - 15 June 2017

The UK election has seen pundits lurch from one misguided certainty to another

Winners and losers in the UK election (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 09 June 2017

The UK election result emphatically confirmed the sense that the political class is out of touch with popular sentiment.

UK election: Brexit is back (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 02 June 2017

Corbyn’s focus on the domestic issues behind the Brexit vote, rather than on Brexit itself, may prove to be the better campaign strategy.

The Macron Method (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 30 May 2017

To bring true change, Macron will have to reconcile technocracy and populism.

The Macron leak that wasn't (Commentary)

Stefan Soesanto - 09 May 2017

So stark is the absence of interesting information that one could conclude that the Macronleak was a false flag operation designed to point the finger at Russia.

Macron’s Foreign Policy: Claiming the tradition (Commentary)

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil & Jeremy Shapiro - 05 May 2017

Macron’s inexperience means he needs to reassure the electorate that he can manage the national security state.