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Prominent Europeans call for change in approach to EU foreign policy (Commentary)

- 22 July 2019

Now that Ursula von der Leyen has been appointed European Commission President, European governments must turn their focus on how Europe can stand up for itself and its citizens

Open letter: The US and the Iran Nuclear Deal (Commentary)

- 09 May 2019

A European Joint Call on the US to Reconsider its Approach to the JCPOA. A number of ECFR Council Members have signed it. 

Open letter: EU action for peace in Israel-Palestine (Commentary)

- 17 April 2019

An open letter by high-ranking former European Union officials urges Europe to reject a United States Middle East plan in the case that it promotes unequal rights between Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. A number of ECFR Council Members have signed it. 

Flash Wars: Where could an autonomous weapons revolution lead us? (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 22 November 2018

Making it harder to attribute an attack to a perpetrator will have repercussions beyond non-state use

Ukraine's experiment with trust (Commentary)

Joanna Hosa - 21 February 2019

Trust is a scarce resource in Ukrainian politics. Could a TV president be the one to deliver it in the upcoming elections?

Reinventing Europe: Czech lessons for small countries (Commentary)

- 28 March 2012

As part of the ‘Reinvention of Europe’ project, ECFR is publishing a series of papers on the national debates within EU member states about the crisis and the future direction of Europe. The second paper in the series examines the Czech situation.

 

Europe’s priority now is to keep the union of 27 together (Commentary)

Almut Möller - 25 January 2017

London waves farewell to Berlin as Germany softens on EU dissent. But the goal remains: the EU’s survival

Syria: the view from Iraq (Commentary)

- 14 June 2013

The government of Nouri al-Maliki has positioned itself as a firm supporter of Bashar al-Assad, notably out of fear that his defeat would empower similar Sunni opposition forces in Iraq. But Iraq’s Sunni actors and Kurds are using the crisis in Syria to assert their own ambitions.

 

Statement from concerned Europeans on the Central European University (Commentary)

- 05 April 2017

We call on EU governments, leaders and the European Commission to strongly denounce the Hungarian government's attack on academic freedom.

ECFR Syria expert gives evidence to parliament (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 11 September 2015

Julien Barnes-Dacey explores to what extent the regional powers are responsible for the state of the conflict in Syria today.

Transatlantic survey: Europeans and Americans fearful of “Trump factor” (Commentary)

Wiebke Ewering - 19 January 2017

What are the expectations and concerns of Americans and Europeans regarding President Trump?

Why China (probably) won’t go to trade war with America (Commentary)

François Godement - 20 April 2018

The US protecting its own technology is not the same as a trade war. But were such a war to emerge, it may well be the apparently invulnerable Xi Jinping rather than the bullishly confident Donald Trump who finds his country worse off as a result

Explainer: The Iran nuclear deal (Explainer)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 17 July 2015

A summary on the main components of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreed on 14 July between Iran and the E3+3