Articles on Scorecard

Why the EU needs Britain (Commentary)

- 04 February 2013

In foreign policy the UK is already far more involved in Europe than its disengaged image would suggest. ECFR's European Foreign Policy Scorecard suggests that the UK is up there with Germany and France as a leader in European foreign policy.

 

Ten trends for 2013 (Commentary)

ECFR - 31 December 2012

2012 saw continuing crisis in the eurozone, growing Euroscepticism and populism in some corners of Europe, faltering transitions in Egypt and elsewhere, more violence in Syria, a new leadership in China, and both Putin II and Obama II. So what will 2013 hold?

 

Multilateralism: Moscow rules? (Commentary)

Richard Gowan - 08 August 2012

With Russia due to play a central role in multilateral institutions over the next two years, its obstructionism over Syria does not bode well. However Europeans may find - to their benefit - that it is actually China that calls the shots on the international stage.

 

The sick man of Europe is Europe (Commentary)

Justin Vaisse - 20 February 2012

The ECFR Scorecard 2012 shows that Europe's power is waning - and if the continent doesn't get its act together soon, it could put the global order in serious jeopardy.

 

EU foreign policy: Moving on from Libya (Commentary)

Hans Kundnani & Justin Vaisse - 20 April 2011

Historically, internal divisions have caused the EU to be flat-footed in responding to foreign policy crises. But by learning from the EU’s successes and failures, it should be possible to plan coordinated approaches for future crises.

 

Scoring Europe's Southern neighbourhood (Commentary)

Susi Dennison & Anthony Dworkin - 01 April 2011

European countries are playing a central role in the Libyan intervention, and the EU is looking to help the transitions in Tunisia and Egypt. But before Mohammed Bouazizi set himself on fire, setting off the sequence of protests, how well did Europe perform when dealing with its southern neighbourhood last year?

Europe as a world power - discuss (Commentary)

Justin Vaisse - 30 March 2011

Agreement over Europe's performance is not the aim of ECFR's European Foreign Policy Scorecard. The aim is to encourage serious debate about the goals, tools, resources, difficult trade offs and moral dilemmas of Europe's foreign policy - even if that means that readers strongly disagree with our conclusions.