The EU and Iraq: starting to find a strategy? (Commentary)

Richard Gowan - 26 January 2008

The EU is increasingly detached from efforts to stabilise Iraq. But EU governments cannot afford to ignore the situation there, and should use the year ahead to identify strategies to assist Iraq alongside the next US administration.

In need of an EU approach to China (Commentary)

John Fox - 23 January 2008

Gordon Brown, like many of his EU counterparts, focussed on national interests and commercial contracts in his China trip last week. But EU leaders need to work together not compete with each other to benefit from China's rise.

Afghanistan: Europe's Forgotten War (Commentary)

Daniel Korski - 18 January 2008

New ECFR report, to be published on Monday 21 January, criticises European efforts in Afghanistan and calls for a "grand bargain" between the United States and the EU to avert failure.

Status quo in Afghanistan is untenable (Commentary)

Daniel Korski - 15 January 2008

After six-and-a-half years of war and the biggest NATO operation in history, Afghanistan remains in the throes of insurgency and President Hamid Karzai's government is perilously weak. The EU needs to get a reality check, and fast.

Challenging the myths of energy security (Commentary)

- 11 January 2008

The truth is that the global oil market isn't falling apart. It continues to be globally integrated and highly liquid, and access to it requires no diplomatic or military capacity.

ECFR Berlin office 2008 (Commentary)

Ulrike Guérot - 08 January 2008

A short overview about the themes and some of the projects the Berlin ECFR office will be working on in 2008

Macedonia: a Light unto the Gentiles? (Commentary)

Daniel Korski - 08 January 2008

Despite recent problems, Macedonia's record is still "best in class" and its Euro-Atlantic integration should continue posthaste.

Useful links on Afghanistan (Commentary)

Useful links on Afghanistan - 08 January 2008

A series of recommended texts on Afghanistan.

Our Q&A on Afghanistan (Commentary)

Our Q&A on Afghanistan - 26 December 2007

A backgrounder on the problems plaguing Afghanistan's reconstruction, and on why the war-torn country should matter to Europe.

Looking for Afghanistan?s ?Anbar moment? (Commentary)

Daniel Korski - 26 December 2007

The U.S and Europe are casting about for Afghanistan's "Anbar moment". But the warring tribes to be united first are the international ones.