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.

No Afghan spring (Commentary)

Daniel Korski - 28 April 2008

The assasination attempt on Hamid Karzai should prompt a re-think of the international community's Afghan policy.

Money Talks (Commentary)

Ulrike Guérot - 25 April 2008

The EU's success will be measured against its ability to act on the global stage, so its governments will have to allocate more towards a common EU foreign policy.

For Tibet, Barroso's China visit is key (Commentary)

François Godement - 22 April 2008

During his upcoming visit to China, EC President Barroso will need to convince the Chinese leadership to begin talks with the Dalai Lama.

Spanish government must recognise Kosovo (Commentary)

Jose Ignacio Torreblanca and Jordi Vaquer - 22 April 2008

To underscore its commitment to Balkan stability, the Spanish government should recognise Kosovo's independence. An op-ed from El Pais, in Spanish.

Making Europe's voice louder (Commentary)

Daniel Korski - 19 April 2008

While public and cultural diplomacy is seen as key to addressing many of Europe's national security challenges, the EU's efforts remain disjointed and need revamping.

We need a benign European hydra to advance the cause of democracy (Commentary)

Timothy Garton Ash - 17 April 2008

Our continent's diversity should let us promote freedom without the taint of Bush's neocon project imposed by force.

Solving Kosovo's Kosovo (Commentary)

Daniel Korski and Richard Gowan - 10 April 2008

Solving Mitrovica - Kosovo's Kosovo - will require robust action by NATO and the EU, but also innovative thinking.

Tibet - avoiding the tie-break (Commentary)

François Godement - 10 April 2008

EU governments should put concrete demands to the Chinese government, including a comprehensive review of its Tibet policy.

Behold a European foreign policy (Commentary)

Andrew Duff - 09 April 2008

At last week's summit in Bucharest, the EU has confounded hard-liners in Washington and Moscow by deciding to revitalise NATO.