Articles on Europe and the world

Europe should do better on Venezuela (Commentary)

Pawel Zerka - 22 February 2019

The EU has taken constructive steps to address the crisis in Venezuela, but the lack of a common European position could threaten progress towards a peaceful transition of power. 

Brexit disorder: Corbyn and May (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 22 January 2019

The British prime minister and the leader of the oppositions are stuck in cynicism and opportunism

Top ten foreign policy trends in 2019 (Commentary)

Mark Leonard & Jeremy Shapiro - 03 January 2019

Top ten trends that will occupy European foreign policymakers in 2019

Mad maximalism: The fight to dislodge Iran from Syria (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 25 July 2018

As the war in Syria continues the focus is now on rooting out Iran rather than ousting Assad

The end is Nile: International cooperation on Egypt’s water crisis (Commentary)

Tareq Baconi - 25 July 2018

Ethiopia is building Africa's largest dam, crucial to its energy security and economic growth. It is also causing issues with neighbours on the Nile, particularly Egypt, which could suffer from absolute water scarcity once the project is complete. 

Big in Asia: Behind the rhetoric of EU relations with China and Japan (Commentary)

François Godement - 20 July 2018

The last ten days have been big for the EU and its partners in Asia, namely China and Japan. With EU-China and EU-Japan summits resulting in historic agreements, the EU is slowly strengthening its relationships with allies to the east. 

The power of the blacklist: The European Parliament’s proposed Magnitsky Act (Commentary)

Clara Portela - 19 July 2018

Sergei Magnitsky's death inspired the US to enact a law blacklisting individuals and seizing their assets. The EU is jumping on the bandwagon. 

Trump vs. EU: The dead end of the normative approach (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva - 04 July 2018

A divided EU - with an unstable Germany, a UK on its way out and renegade central eastern member states - is only of interest to the US as an ally in competition with Russia and China

Shooting the ringleader: Trump draws a bead on Germany (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 13 February 2017

As the Trump administration amplifies its attacks on the European Union and its collective identity, we would do well to recall the lessons of the 1930s.  

Transatlantic survey: Europeans and Americans fearful of “Trump factor” (Commentary)

Wiebke Ewering - 19 January 2017

What are the expectations and concerns of Americans and Europeans regarding President Trump?