Articles on Europe and the world

The EU and Libya: Missing in action in Misrata (Commentary)

Richard Gowan - 31 May 2011

The European Union needs to learn the lessons from the past as it wrestles with using military support to underpin its humanitarian assistance in Libya. This will allow it to develop more credible intervention forces for future crisis - ones that might actually work.


South Sudan & Palestine could heat up the UN's summer (Commentary)

Richard Gowan - 25 May 2011

The reputation of the UN and Ban Ki-moon may hinge upon the outcome in two of the world's trouble spots - South Sudan and Palestine. South Sudan in particular remains a crucial test of the institution's ability to handle weak states.


Living Together in 21st Century Europe (Commentary)

Joschka Fischer, Emma Bonino, Timothy Garton Ash, Martin Hirsch, Danuta Hübner, Ayşe Kadioglu, Sonja Licht, Vladimir Lukin and Javier Solana - 20 May 2011


Cultural diversity has been a constant feature of European history, and the source of many of our greatest achievement. We propose 17 principles to help policy-makers, leaders and activists ensure that Europe benefits from migration rather than fears it.