Articles

The indispensable mediator: Europe’s role in the US-Iran dispute (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 20 September 2019

With the intense escalation between Iran and the US, and the potential for French mediation efforts to unravel, Europe must think carefully about its next move

5 reasons Macron got it wrong on Germany (Commentary)

Jonathan Hackenbroich - 20 September 2019

The French president still wants to relaunch Europe. But after two years of courting Berlin, he is now searching for new ways to strengthen Europe’s sovereignty

Von der Leyen’s safe Commission (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 19 September 2019

Billed as a safe pair of hands, Ursula von der Leyen is about to find out that caution can only take her so far.

A win for Orbán? Hungary and the new European Commission (Commentary)

Zsuzsanna Végh - 17 September 2019

The man nominated to encourage democratic norms among the EU’s neighbours has overseen the degradation of Hungary’s own standards. The damage could already be done.

The geopolitics of reconstruction: Who will rebuild Syria? (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 16 September 2019

Rebuilding Syria will not be needs driven, rather the regime will aim to subdue the emergence of meaningful civilian opposition

Cracks in the Saudi-Emirati alliance? (Commentary)

Cinzia Bianco - 13 September 2019

Policymakers have closely watched the emergence of an apparent rift between Saudi Arabia and the UAE, as well as an ostensible attempt at rapprochement between Saudi Arabia and Qatar, in recent weeks. The dynamics of the Gulf can have significant implications for European economic and political interests.

Tricks of the trade (Commentary)

Pawel Zerka - 13 September 2019

Trade policy is set to become one of the key tools of Ursula von der Leyen’s “union that strives for more”. But securing support from national governments and European citizens will be a challenge.

Tunisia's unpredictable elections (Commentary)

Anthony Dworkin - 12 September 2019

Tunisia's upcoming presidential election brings its fragmentation to light

Spreading the good news: Trump’s diplomacy by individual cash payment (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 10 September 2019

The Trump administration transcends international diplomatic niceties in its use of individual payments, but geopolitical love is not always bought

A new era in Rome (Commentary)

Teresa Coratella - 05 September 2019

The diverse new Italian government has high ambitions