Articles on Cohesion & Governance

The coronavirus: A geopolitical earthquake (Commentary)

Javi López - 02 April 2020

The covid-19 crisis is holding up a mirror to Western countries – making us realise that the perception we have of ourselves might be distorted.

 

The Turkish Sonderweg: The New Turkey’s role in the global order (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 02 April 2020

The overarching features of Turkey’s neo-nationalism are the cult of state worship, an evergreen suspicion of foreign enemies, and an emphasis on the central role of a strong leader.

No more red lines left to cross: The Hungarian government’s emergency measures (Commentary)

Zsuzsanna Végh - 02 April 2020

The Hungarian government now has a great deal of flexibility to rule as it sees fit, provided that it portrays its actions as being in the interests of crisis management.

Our finest hour (Commentary)

Javier Solana - 01 April 2020

Over the coming weeks, much will be at stake collectively, and for some of us also individually. Today, uncertainty about what the post-pandemic world will look like is rife, but we do know it will be built upon the words and deeds we choose now.

 

Covid-19 and European solidarity: The fight for who we are (Commentary)

Tara Varma - 30 March 2020

Now is the time for the EU to harness its transformational power – and to protect citizens without turning in on itself.

After the pandemic: Why Europe must restore its economic and social safety margins (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 30 March 2020

A pandemic is reminding us that we often distribute rewards in our society in inverse proportion to real social usefulness. 

How the coronavirus threatens a geopolitical Europe (Commentary)

Nicu Popescu - 30 March 2020

After the crisis, the EU will face the same geopolitical problems it did before. But, this time, it might need to tackle them with less internal solidarity and external credibility.

 

Pulling through the coronavirus together: European and international solutions to the pandemic (Commentary)

Susi Dennison & Anthony Dworkin & Jeremy Shapiro - 27 March 2020

European governments can only defend their citizens effectively if they cooperate at a European level and reinforce multilateral structures based on openness and information sharing.

The big squeeze: British foreign policy after Brexit (Commentary)

Nicholas Westcott - 23 March 2020

For Britain, a close security relationship with the EU will be impossible to establish without a close political and economic relationship too.

 

How Brussels could get crisis management right this time (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 23 March 2020

The EU got it wrong in the financial crisis – and paid a heavy price. But this time could be different.