Articles

China: Lessons for Europe from the Cold War (Commentary)

Timothy Garton Ash - 22 June 2020

Liberal democracies must learn the lessons of the past by thinking long-term, applying a strong moral code – and avoiding hubris.

Five mounting challenges for China in the Western Balkans (Commentary)

Vladimir Shopov - 17 June 2020

China has not embedded itself in the Western Balkans as much as it might have done – and may even be looking back on the 2010s as a wasted decade.

Crisis communication: Italy, the coronavirus, and European solidarity (Commentary)

Teresa Coratella - 16 June 2020

Italy has been among the top beneficiaries of pan-European support from citizens, institutions, and governments – as ECFR’s new European Solidarity Tracker shows.

Italy’s chance in Libya (Commentary)

Arturo Varvelli & Tarek Megerisi - 16 June 2020

The tide of Libya’s war is turning against renegade general Khalifa Haftar. Italy should seize this opportunity to lead European countries to a harmonised Libya policy.

Russia’s nuclear deterrence principles: what they imply, and what they do not (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 12 June 2020

Russia’s nuclear policy has long been shrouded in secrecy. But a newly published presidential decree on nuclear deterrence clarifies some issues while still leaving ample room for speculation.

European Solidarity Tracker: The solidarity that always was there (Commentary)

Claire Busse & Rafael Loss - 10 June 2020

ECFR’s new tracker reveals the breadth and depth of solidarity expressed throughout Europe during the coronavirus crisis – with findings that will surprise critics.

 

Why a new Yalta wouldn’t end the malaise between the West and Russia (Commentary)

Nicu Popescu - 09 June 2020

The political moment might seem propitious for a new Yalta, but such a system is likely to create more problems than it solves.

After covid: Resetting Europe-Africa relations for mutual benefit (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 08 June 2020

Covid placed a pause on the formal renewal of relations between Europe and Africa, but it has also brought new focus to old questions.

Multiplying crises: The coronavirus in Sudan (Commentary)

Jean-Baptiste Gallopin - 08 June 2020

Sudan’s transitional authorities are struggling to deal with a health system that is collapsing under the weight of covid-19. But the most dramatic social and economic impact of the disease might come from the effects that restrictions on movement will have on prices and food security.