Articles

Europe’s fight for multilateralism: With or without the US? (Commentary)

Anthony Dworkin - 21 October 2020

Regardless of the US election’s outcome, Europe will face some difficult choices on how far liberal states should cooperate with illiberal ones in shaping the international order.

Lithuania’s pandemic: The power of regional cooperation (Commentary)

Justinas Mickus - 21 October 2020

Russia and the eastern neighbourhood are Lithuania’s top foreign policy priorities, even in a global pandemic.

The Swede spot: Why Stockholm needs flexible coalitions (Commentary)

Pawel Zerka - 19 October 2020

Sweden needs to stay flexible – and avoid getting stuck in one coalition – if it wants to use its power in the EU to the fullest.

Do not expect a rush of arms sales to Iran (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 16 October 2020

A broad range of political and financial problems are likely to prevent Iran from importing advanced weapons systems in the coming years.

A balance of values and interests: Germany, realpolitik, and Russia policy (Commentary)

Roderich Kiesewetter - 15 October 2020

Recent events show that Moscow does not take Berlin seriously when it acts alone. Germany must coordinate its actions at the European level and find common responses to Russia’s behaviour.

Trump or Biden: Three ways to make Europe matter in the Middle East (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 15 October 2020

The US will continue to retreat from the Middle East and North Africa, whoever wins the presidency. Europe needs to get its house in order to defend its interests.

Why Germany lost its way on climate policy (Commentary)

Claire Busse & Rafael Loss - 14 October 2020

The Greens’ drive and plans will be essential if Germany is to regain a leadership role on European climate policy.

How the EU became marginalised in Nagorno-Karabakh (Commentary)

Nicu Popescu - 13 October 2020

EU diplomacy could facilitate a conflict settlement process by pressuring Armenia and Azerbaijan to start implementing the Madrid Principles.

Security realities (Commentary)

Jana Puglierin - 12 October 2020

The Europeans are insufficiently prepared to provide more in terms of defence and stability. There will be a rude awakening even with a President Biden in the White House.

How China could push Europe and India closer together (Commentary)

Manisha Reuter - 12 October 2020

India and Europe are both looking to free themselves from dependence on China. On questions of health and technology, they should be natural allies.