Saving global Europe (Commentary)

Ulrike Guerot and Daniel Korski - 16 June 2008

Europe's citizens - and the world - need an EU that can act more effectively abroad. Failure by European leaders to create such a Union would have serious repercussions.

The Naked Emperor (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 16 June 2008

An analysis of the Irish 'no' to the Lisbon Treaty, published in El Pais. In Spanish and English.

Ireland's creative destruction (Commentary)

Daniel Korski - 13 June 2008

With an Irish "No" to Lisbon, others should continue the ratification process and European leaders keep focus on how to make the EU an effective global player.

The prospect of an Irish 'no' (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 10 June 2008

The rejection of Lisbon by Irish voters would upset the delicate balance which has kept the much buffeted European ship afloat.

Donors must rethink their Afghan strategy (Commentary)

Daniel Korski - 10 June 2008

The Paris conference this week is a "last-chance" saloon for Afghanistan and donor governments.

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.

What Bush divides, Ahmadinejad unites (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 02 June 2008

Iran's nuclear programme is as scary as the potential of an Israeli air strike on the country.

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.

On Iraq, it's time to call Europe (Commentary)


The US presidential candidates should agree to set up an entirely independent team to canvass European views and share ideas for what do next in Iraq.

Weaning Afghanistan off drugs (Commentary)

Daniel Korski - 27 May 2008

The Afghan opium economy continues to grow. To have any chance of success, international efforts need to focus on security and bringing criminal kingpins to justice through a specialised UN court.