Transatlantic relations beyond Trump

- 11 July 2019

In the latest edition of the World in 30 Minutes, regular host Mark Leonard discusses the state of the transatlantic relationship with Ben Rhodes, former speechwriter and advisor to President Obama, Jake Sullivan, former National Security Advisor to Vice-President Biden and Head of Policy Planning to then-Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, and Amanda Sloat, senior fellow at Brookings and former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Southern Europe and Eastern Mediterranean Affairs in the State Department, among other roles, under the Obama administration. They try to look beyond Trump and into the future, asking what the ingredients are for a sustainable transatlantic relationship.

The podcast was recorded on Wednesday, 26 June, 2019, at the side-lines of ECFR’s Annual Council Meeting in Lisbon.

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The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt 
Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World by Tom Wright & Bradley Hope
How To Lose A Country: the 7 Steps from Democracy to Dictatorship by Ece Temelkuran

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Towards a new Saudi hyper-nationalism?

English - Events - MENA - 09 July 2019

Le podcast de notre discussion du mardi 9 juillet « Vers un nouvel hyper-nationalisme saoudien ? », en présence de Eman Al-Hussein, chercheuse associée à l’ECFR, de Fatiha Dazi-Heni, chercheuse à l'Institut de recherche stratégique de l'École militaire (IRSEM)et de Camille Lons coordinatrice du programme Moyen-Orient Afrique du Nord de l’ECFR.

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The EU's New Top Personnel

Mark Leonard's World in 30 minutes - English - European Power - 08 July 2019

This week, ECFR director Mark Leonard discusses the new faces of the European Council: from Ursula von der Leyen to Josep Borrell, these are the figures who will lead Europe over the coming years. Mark is joined by an all-star cast from four ECFR offices across Europe.

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Wes Mitchell: Perhapsburg (American Interest)
Francis Fukuyama: Identity
John Mearsheimer: The Great Dillusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities
Alexandros Yannis: Chimera: A Novel
Luuk von Middelaar: Alarums and Excursions – Improving Politics on the European Stage
Parag Khanna: The Future is Asian
German philosophy about Europe from Immanuel Kant to Jürgen Habermas
Robert Menasse: Die Hauptstadt
ECFR: Strategic sovereignty: How Europe can regain the capacity to act

The podcast was recorded on 5 July 2019

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France's European strategy: The reality check with Shahin Vallée

English - Events - European Power - 03 July 2019

Ever since his Sorbonne speech in the summer of 2017, Emmanuel Macron has been in search for allies to support his vision of a Renaissance for Europe. His first bet was the alliance with Germany, difficult enough to get in light of Merkel’s scepticism about high flying concepts. Macron then had to deal with opposition from the North, conflicts with Italy and lack of outreach to the East. After the European election, our speaker has told the Guardian, Macron appears to have lost essential momentum: “Once a beacon of hope for change, the president risks turning into a junior coalition partner in the management of a status quo in Europe.” What is next for France and for Macron’s Europe strategy?

The event was held on 3 July 2019 in ECFR's Berlin office.

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Brexit's final act

Mark Leonard's World in 30 minutes - English - 02 July 2019

Anthony Dworkin, standing in for regular host Mark Leonard, was joined by Douglas Alexander, senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, former Labour Europe minister, and former Labour shadow Foreign Secretary, and by Heather Grabbe, director of the Open Society European Policy Institute, to discuss Brexit. On this latest episode of the World in 30 Minutes, Anthony and his two guests, who are both ECFR Council Members, discuss the upcoming Tory leadership election and the consequences it will have for Brexit. In addition to asking what likely future Prime Minister Boris Johnson´s plans might be, they look back on what Brexit has been so far and examine the state of the debate.  

The podcast was recorded on Tuesday, 25 June 2019 at the side-lines of ECFR’s Annual Council Meeting in Lisbon.

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European Economic Sovereignty

Mark Leonard's World in 30 minutes - 25 June 2019

Mark Leonard was joined by Jean Pisany-Ferry, co-founder of Bruegel, Guntram Wolff, director of Bruegel and Jeremy Shapiro, Research Director at ECFR. This week ECFR published a paper on how Europe can regain the capacity to act. Mark and his guests, inspired by the tenor of this new publication,  discussed the concept of European Economic Sovereignty on this latest episode of Mark Leonard’s World in 30 Minutes.

The podcast was recorded on Thursday, 20 June 2019.

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What is Europe's maritime security role in the South China Sea?

Events - Asia & China - European Power - NESI - Politics & Cohesion - 24 June 2019

Le podcast de notre BCM du 24 juin « What is Europe's maritime security role in the South China Sea? » en présence de Mathieu Duchâtel, directeur du programme Asie à l’Institut Montaigne, Delphine O, ambassadrice et secrétaire générale de la Conférence mondiale de l’ONU et John Nilsson-Wright, senior fellow au programme AsiaPacific de Chatman House.

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The future of Israeli-Palestinian conflict: towards annexation and illiberalism?

Français - 19 June 2019

Podcast de notre discussion du 19 juin « The future of Israeli-Palestinian conflict: towards annexation and illiberalism? » en présence de Yehuda Shaul, fondateur et directeur de l’ONG Breaking the Silence, et de Hugh Lovatt, chercheur au programme Moyen-Orient et Afrique du Nord (MENA) de l’ECFR.

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Accès humanitaire et risques sécuritaires au Sahel

Français - 14 June 2019

Podcast de notre BCM du 14 juin « Accès humanitaire et risques sécuritaires au Sahel » en présence de Lucile Grosjean, chargée de plaidoyer crises humanitaires et conflits pour Action Contre la Faim, Andrew Lebovich, chercheur invité au programme Moyen-Orient et Afrique du Nord (MENA), et modéré par Manuel Lafont Rapnouil, directeur du bureau de Paris de l'ECFR.

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Key takeaways from the European elections 2019

Mark Leonard's World in 30 minutes - English - 05 June 2019

This week, Ulrike Franke is filling in for the regular host Mark Leonard to discuss the stories behind the media headlines in the aftermath of the EU elections.  She is joined by Simon Hix, Pro-Director for Research and the Harold Laski Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics, Susi Dennison, senior policy fellow and the director of ECFR's European Power programme and Pawel Zerka, policy fellow and programme coordinator of the European Power programme at ECFR. They speak about the crumbling political centre, the Green wave and what young voters have to do with it, and bet on who will become the next president of the European Commission.

The podcast was recorded on Monday, 3 June 2019.

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