Articles on Cohesion & Governance

The European Green Deal: A political opportunity for Italy (Commentary)

Teresa Coratella - 17 February 2020

The Italian government sees the deal as not only the solution to an important challenge but, above all, an opportunity for Europe to become a key geopolitical actor.

The slow death of ambition: German foreign policy after Kramp-Karrenbauer's resignation (Commentary)

Jana Puglierin - 13 February 2020

The grand coalition will continue to be a kind of caretaker government in its lack of a big foreign policy vision.

Britain sets sail – into the dark (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 06 February 2020

The odds that the UK and the EU will reach full, or even much, agreement within the breakneck timetable imposed by London do not look good.

Counterfeit change: Lebanon’s new government (Commentary)

Kareem Chehayeb - 04 February 2020

Even if the new government intends to introduce significant reforms, the elite will more than likely block any measures that challenge entrenched interests.

Brexit eve: The slow burn begins (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 30 January 2020

Democratic backsliding and constitutional crises could await if the wheels come off Boris Johnson’s Brexit bandwagon.

 

Why the UK will try to remain close to the EU (Commentary)

Caroline de Gruyter - 27 January 2020

Having defeated both UKIP and Labour, the Conservatives can afford to be a little more moderate on Brexit.

Britain voted for independence, but it has achieved isolation (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 20 January 2020

The irony of recent British neo-poodleism is that the UK needs an EU trade deal much more than it needs a US trade deal.

Spain’s new culture war (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 07 January 2020

The inauguration of the most fragmented parliament since 1978 will usher in a period of culture war centring on national identity.

Europe and China after Brexit: The 5G question (Commentary)

Janka Oertel - 19 December 2019

A decision looms for Britain on 5G and Huawei. London’s choice will signal whether it wishes to stay close to Europe when dealing with Beijing – or to go its own way.

Boris’s revenge: The coming assault on Britain’s democracy (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 16 December 2019

Boris Johnson could prove to be more Trump than Trump. But he may yet face resistance to turning Britain into “Singapore-on-Thames”