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Seven days to save the European Union (Commentary)

Susi Dennison & Mark Leonard - 16 May 2019

The European Parliament elections take place next week - our latest pan-European polling reveals voters are deeply concerned about what the future holds

The battle of Istanbul will shape Turkey’s future (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 13 May 2019

After voiding the initial results of the election in Istanbul, a new vote, and a referendum on Erdogan's rule, takes place on 23 June 

Europe’s underestimated young voters (Commentary)

Pawel Zerka - 02 May 2019

There are three reasons why pro-European parties should appeal to youth voters

Dutch leadership: the end of mere pragmatism? (Commentary)

Niels van Willigen - 06 May 2019

The Netherlands seems prepared to find a new way of balancing the power of the Franco-German tandem.

Borrell returns: His vision for Europe (Commentary)

Josep Borrell and José Ignacio Torreblanca - 22 May 2019

A conversation between Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell and José Ignacio Torreblanca ahead of the European elections

Germany and the crisis of Atlanticism (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 11 June 2019

With the US opting out of its traditional European role, the "German question" has returned. And European leaders will need to make sacrifices if they are to address it.

Crimea: Russia’s newest Potemkin Village (Commentary)

Andrew Wilson & Ridvan Bari Urcosta - 30 April 2019

Grand projects funded by Russia can do little to cover up the lopsided and inadequate economy and infrastructure that Crimeans are now living with

Trading with Iran via the special purpose vehicle: How it can work (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh, Esfandyar Batmanghelidj - 07 February 2019

On 31 January, Germany, France and Britain announced the establishment of a special purpose vehicle aimed at facilitating legitimate trade with Iran

60 days to save the JCPOA (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 09 May 2019

Europe and Iran both want to save the nuclear deal. But each side needs to fully understand the other’s point of view if they are to avoid dangerous miscalculations

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. 

Kosovo, the global far right, and the threat to liberalism (Commentary)

Loïc Tregoures - 11 July 2019

The history of Kosovo is a banner under which the international far right assembles. Western politicians would do well to understand its dangers.

The Western Balkans’ statistical black hole (Commentary)

Tim Judah & Alida Vracic - 02 May 2019

How many people live in the Western Balkans? The unreliability of statistics on the region often makes it hard to tell. 

The future of Palestine: Youth views on the two-state paradigm (Commentary)

Hugh Lovatt - 28 May 2019

A quarter of a century on from the Oslo Peace Accords, young Palestinian writers share their views on the future of the two-state solution

Washington’s illusory plan for Israel-Palestine (Commentary)

Hugh Lovatt - 05 June 2019

The United States is set to propose an economic plan for Israel-Palestine, spearheaded by Jared Kushner, on 25 and 26 June in Bahrain, where Gulf Arab states will discuss the troubled Palestinian economy.

The strange influence of the Macedonian model (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva - 09 May 2019

North Macedonia's recent successes have sent a ripple throughout the region