Articles on Europe and the world

Europe, China, and Hong Kong: Why new red lines will be worth the cost (Commentary)

Janka Oertel - 27 May 2020

The business relationship has long dominated Europe-China relations. But the recent developments in Hong Kong show that Beijing’s increasingly aggressive policies should force a rethink.

How a US withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty would benefit the Kremlin (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 27 May 2020

A US withdrawal from the agreement would shift the blame from a non-compliant Moscow onto Washington, fuelling anti-Americanism and, perhaps, calls for a US military withdrawal from Europe.

The End of Europe’s Chinese Dream (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 27 May 2020

After years of pursuing closer bilateral economic ties with China, Europeans have suddenly realised that they have become dangerously dependent on Chinese trade and investment.

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.

It’s Turkey’s Libya now (Commentary)

Tarek Megerisi - 20 May 2020

European countries should try to revive the political approach to resolving the Libya conflict, particularly given that Turkey may want to do so from its current position of strength.

Israel’s West Bank annexation: Preparing EU policy for the day after (Commentary)

Hugh Lovatt - 14 May 2020

West Bank annexation will bring an end to the EU’s cherished two-state solution. International norms and the EU’s own laws will now need to underpin post-annexation relations with Israel. 

A contest of extremes: Biden’s and Trump’s opposing positions on Russia (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 14 May 2020

The 2020 election will likely determine whether America seeks a deal with Russia to carve up Europe into spheres of influence or launches a new, ideological cold war against the country.

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.

The house that connects France and Germany: Jean Monnet’s mission to America (Commentary)

Majda Ruge - 12 May 2020

European integration was never distinct from, or opposed to, a strong transatlantic relationship or American interests.

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.