Articles on Wider Europe

War in Georgia - the EU needs to step in (Commentary)

Andrew Wilson - 10 August 2008

The hostilities in Georgia are more than a war in Europe's backyard. It is a war in Europe itself, with dire consequences.

Steps to secure the non-polar world (Commentary)

Daniel Korski - 21 July 2008

How to cooperate on global security with China, Russia and India will be among a new U.S President's top challenges.

Poisonous relations (Commentary)


The EU needs to figure out a way to come together to fight back against Russian aggression. An article published in Newsweek.

EU-Russia: avoiding new failures (Commentary)

Nicu Popescu & Andrew Wilson - 26 June 2008

The biannual EU-Russia summit begins on 26 June in Siberia. Can the EU take advantage of the opportunity to restart the relationship, or will it fall victim to the divisions that have plagued it in the past?

The EU risks losing Bosnia and a lot more (Commentary)

Daniel Korski - 25 June 2008

Despite having signed an SAA, Bosnia may no longer exist in ten years. More EU attention, not less is needed to fix things

Get involved over Georgia or invite a war (Commentary)

Ron Asmus and Mark Leonard - 03 June 2008

The West could be sleepwalking into a war on the European continent. An article published in the Financial Times.

Serbien bleibt gespalten (Commentary)

Albert Rohan - 01 June 2008

The European Union should remain open to Serbia?s full membership. A comment piece in German from Die Presse.

Europe needs a single market for natural gas (Commentary)

- 15 May 2008

The European Commission should focus on building a well-functioning internal gas market, and not on developing a foreign energy policy.

Despite their "victory", Serbia's moderates still need the EU's help (Commentary)

Daniel Korski - 13 May 2008

Having defied expectations, Serbia now deserve all the help Europe can give.

The new Russian presidency: Medvedev 1.0 or Putin 2.0? (Commentary)

Andrew Wilson - 02 May 2008

As Russia prepares for the inauguration of Dmitry Medvedev on 7 May, the mystery surrounding the next president continues to grow.