Articles on European Sovereignty

The new tyranny of the dollar (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 31 October 2018

Among the many legacies that US President Donald Trump received from his predecessors is a “secondary sanctions” regime that allows the US to bar malign actors from most of the global economy. Under Trump, however, this sophisticated set of tools has become a bludgeon with which to threaten allies.

Reality bytes: Europe’s bid for digital sovereignty (Commentary)

Jonathan Hackenbroich - 17 October 2018

Tomorrow the European Commission publishes its second ever review of the EU-US Privacy Shield - and shows the extent of Europe's preeminence in cyberspace

Present at the Destruction (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 01 October 2018

At the UN General Assembly last week, it was clear to most that the post-war multilateral system is now an artifact of a bygone era. The new world order that is currently emerging will be defined less by shared principles, and more by the whims of individual leaders and governments

Ten years after Lehman: Can liberal democracy survive another financial crisis? (Commentary)

Sebastian Dullien - 14 September 2018

It seems we have not learned the lessons of the recent past and may be doomed to repeat them in the future

Can Europe become a nuclear power? (Commentary)

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil & Tara Varma & Nick Witney - 03 September 2018

Only if Europeans resume a serious debate about their responsibilities for their own security

Reluctant leadership (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 01 September 2018

The disengaged culture of military moderation promoted by Berlin restricts the EU from playing a geopolitical role and puts the future of NATO at risk.

The German barrier to a global euro (Commentary)

Sebastian Dullien - 30 August 2018

Heiko Maas has plans to circumvent the US; but they clash with Germany’s growth model

Are spheres of influence still in? The EU and external security (Commentary)

Pawel Zerka - 10 August 2018

The security perceptions scorecard highlights the EU's ability and willingness to act as a security provider, depending on the region

Macron Takes Aim at European Politics (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 10 April 2018

During his first year in office, French President Emmanuel Macron outlined a series of proposals for reforming European institutions; now he is launching a campaign to shake up the European Parliament election in 2019. Through it all, he has adhered to a coherent philosophy of how politics in the twenty-first century should work.

A New Beginning for European Defence (Commentary)

Mark Leonard & Norbert Röttgen - 14 February 2018

It is time to move past institutional integration and develop practical European security capabilities.