Articles on Europe and the world

Brussels has fallen (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 24 February 2015

Internal divisions and external challenges threaten the continued survival of the European Union. 

When America Simply Shrugs (Commentary)

Volker Stanzel - 12 January 2015

Observations of a vacillating, hesitating superpower does not yet amount to the international community buying into the theory of America’s “decline.”

Prospects for the Iranian nuclear talks (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 13 November 2014

While the new potential role of Russia boosts​ the chances of a final nuclear deal with Iran, gaps over sanctions relief continue to place doubts over whether this month's deadline can be met.

EU solidarity abandoned on Mediterranean shores (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 12 November 2014

In the face of the deaths of thousands of migrants, the response of EU states has been chaotic and disjointed at best. 

The conflict that will not freeze (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 11 November 2014

Continuous military confrontation in Eastern Ukraine has grave implications for Europe as well as for Ukraine.

Israel’s time is running out (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 06 November 2014

As more and more European countries decide to recognise the Palestinian State, Israel faces the threat of losing international legitimacy. 

Ukraine’s elections: Escaping politics as usual? (Explainer)

Andrew Wilson - 31 October 2014

The Ukrainian parliamentary elections on 26 October seem to have resulted in at least a partial reboot of the political system.

China and Germany talk security (Commentary)

Hans Kundnani & Angela Stanzel - 09 October 2014

The expansion of the dialogue between Germany and China to include foreign and security policy could have a huge, and potentially problematic, effect for the European Union. 

A French lesson for Europe's foreign policy (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 07 October 2014

The EU is in need of clear foreign policy direction as Federica Mogherini prepares to take over as High Representative.