Articles on Coronavirus

How to repair multilateralism after covid-19 (Commentary)

Anthony Dworkin - 22 May 2020

The China-US rivalry is harming an already-fragile international system. Europeans should seek out like-minded allies to act in its defence.

Foreign policy after covid: A checklist for a new world (Commentary)

Armando Barucco - 20 May 2020

Both national and European identity will be essential to forging foreign policy after the crisis – and to taking on competing claims from sovereigntists.

Coronavirus: Not Putin’s kind of crisis (Commentary)

Kadri Liik - 13 May 2020

With no heroes to laud or foes to lambast, Putin is not having a good crisis. But don’t write him off just yet.

China, America, and how Europe can deal with war by economic means (Commentary)

Jonathan Hackenbroich - 13 May 2020

Great power rivalry has not abated even amid the coronavirus. To survive the economic conflict between China and the US, Europe must make its preparations now.

Ukraine and the oligarchs: Endless delays to reform (Commentary)

Andrew Wilson - 13 May 2020

The coronavirus has hit Ukraine hard, but the IMF has promised the country less funding than seemed likely only months ago. Self-interested oligarchs are delaying necessary new reforms and pushing back against those Ukraine has already made. 

The crisis of a lifetime (Commentary)

George Soros | Gregor Peter Schmitz - 12 May 2020

Only one thing is certain about the post-pandemic world: there is no way back to the globalised economy that preceded it. Everything else is up for grabs, including the rise of China, the fate of the United States, and the survival of the European Union.

A burning issue: How to restart the dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva - 11 May 2020

It is the EU’s responsibility to normalise relations between Kosovo and Serbia in the long term. Therefore, the bloc should set the principles of, and drive, the dialogue between the countries.

What kind of post-corona world do Europeans want? (Commentary)

Timothy Garton Ash - 11 May 2020

The coronavirus crisis could lead us to the best of times. It could lead us to the worst of times.

Poland’s presidential election: Three battles for the future of Europe (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 06 May 2020

By holding an election that violates fundamental democratic norms, Poland will slip further into the illiberal abyss.

“Strength has to start at home”: Interview with Borrell on the EU's response to the coronavirus (Commentary)

Josep Borrell | José Ignacio Torreblanca - 06 May 2020

The coronavirus pandemic started as a health crisis, but it will have long-term political, economic, and social implications. In an exclusive interview with the head of ECFR’s Madrid office, José Ignacio Torreblanca, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell assesses the European response to the crisis, its geopolitical consequences, and its effects on conflicts in Europe’s neighbourhood.