Articles on European Power

The frugal blues: An underappreciated threat to the European project (Commentary)

Pawel Zerka - 15 September 2020

It would be premature to conclude that the frugal four are, or will remain, happy about the EU’s budgetary deal.

Brexit as perpetual motion: Why Boris Johnson will never stop fighting the EU (Commentary)

Rafael Loss - 11 September 2020

It is in the British prime minister’s interests to carry on a ‘war with Brussels’, no matter how tired EU leaders already are of the issue.

Trump’s Kosovo show: No big deal (Commentary)

Majda Ruge - 10 September 2020

The White House’s sloppy agreement does little to advance dialogue, and comes at a high price.

Why America is facing off against the International Criminal Court (Commentary)

Anthony Dworkin - 08 September 2020

The US long ago took umbrage at the – unlikely – prospect that the ICC could prosecute Americans. The consequences of this stance are now revealing themselves.

 

Pulling together or pulling apart: The coronavirus crisis and political participation (Commentary)

Milica Delevic - 08 September 2020

The sheer magnitude of the crisis and the way in which it exposes existing fault lines – particularly the shocking levels of inequality in many societies – are making political mobilisation more likely.

 

How the frugal four could grow in number and influence (Commentary)

Catharina Sørensen - 07 September 2020

Brexit has denied Denmark a regular ally in EU negotiations. Copenhagen can find new friends – but it should start the hard yards now. 

Why Finland never joined the frugal four (Commentary)

Hanna Ojanen - 04 September 2020

Recent signs that Finland has joined the “frugal four” are overstated, but one member of the group may well be its closest coalition partner.

 

Trump’s dirty tricks (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 03 September 2020

Although US President Donald Trump’s efforts to undermine the election are shameless, they are still more subtle than the outright election rigging that one finds in places like Belarus. Like other authoritarian leaders, Trump is deploying a new anti-democratic politics that has yet to be fully comprehended.

Donald Trump’s defeat would deal a blow to European populism (Commentary)

Ivan Krastev - 25 August 2020

Victory for Joe Biden in November would empower liberals in former Habsburg lands.

How Europe can defend itself against US economic sanctions (Commentary)

Jonathan Hackenbroich - 25 August 2020

Germany and Europe must defend themselves against US sanctions. They can strengthen their armoury in two ways.