ECFR makes its pitch in Sofia (Commentary)

- 19 November 2007

ECFR launched its Bulgarian office today with an international conference attended by leading academics and foreign policy thinkers.

Two cheers for Gordon Brown's speech (Commentary)

Daniel Korski - 13 November 2007

Gordon Brown has laid out his foreign policy vision, including on Europe. But he missed two key elements: a strong, positive case for enlargement and arguments for the Lisbon Treaty

German Foreign Minister addresses official launch event (Commentary)

Berlin launch conference - 12 November 2007

In front of a 600-person audience, leading ECFR council members conducted a lively discussion on the future of a common EU foreign policy. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier gave a keynote address.

German Foreign Minister addresses ECFR launch (Commentary)

Berlin Launch event - 09 November 2007

In his keynote address to ECFR's Berlin launch conference, Frank-Walter Steinmeier called for a stronger and more united European Union foreign policy.

A ?Power Audit? of EU 27-Russia relations (Commentary)

Mark Leonard & Nicu Popescu - 07 November 2007

Despite its economic strength and military might, the EU has begun to behave as if it were subordinate to an increasingly assertive Russia. Read ECFR's "Power Audit" of EU-Russia relations.

Guardian: Russia as the new Donald Rumsfeld (Commentary)

Mark Leonard and Nicu Popescu - 07 November 2007

Russia has emerged as the most divisive issue in the European Union since Donald Rumsfeld split the European club into ?new' and ?old' member states. Read an opinion piece published through Project Syndicate.

Rebuilding a house divided (Commentary)

Daniel Korski - 06 November 2007

The EU is more divided on foreign policy now than during the Iraq War. But a house divided against itself cannot stand.

Facing disaster in Iran, Europe must finally make the hard choices (Commentary)

Timothy Garton Ash - 01 November 2007

The EU waffles while Washington and Tehran move towards war. Yet Europe has a big stick if it is willing to use it

US and Iran: It's good to talk (Commentary)

Daniel Korski - 30 October 2007

The U.S and Iran are on a collision course. But both countries' policies are based on misperceptions of each other?s strength.

Demasiado poco y demasiado tarde (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 25 October 2007

Europa ha hecho demasiado poco y demasiado tarde en Afganist?n.