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Strategy on ice: Has Russia already won the scramble for the Arctic? (Commentary)

Joanna Hosa - 26 October 2018

Russia has already – literally – staked its claim to vast tracts of the Arctic, and now China is looking northward too. Can other countries catch up when they are already so far behind?

The “European army”, a tale of wilful misunderstanding (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 03 December 2018

The European army concept is ambiguous - what do European leaders actually want to achieve? 

Strait to war? Russia and Ukraine clash in the Sea of Azov (Commentary)

Andrew Wilson - 02 October 2018

New Russian naval activities around Crimea could presage a new, maritime front in the war in eastern Ukraine

China’s embrace of AI: Enthusiasm and challenges (Commentary)

Elsa B Kania - 06 November 2018

If AI technologies prove revolutionary, China could emerge as a true global leader in innovation - an excerpt from our latest China Analysis

America’s latest wave of Iran sanctions (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh, Esfandyar Batmanghelidj - 06 November 2018

The US has re-imposed its sanctions on Iran; the final part of our sanctions mini-series explains how the US will implement them

Top ten foreign policy trends in 2019 (Commentary)

Mark Leonard & Jeremy Shapiro - 03 January 2019

Top ten trends that will occupy European foreign policymakers in 2019

Russia’s hired guns in Africa (Commentary)

Sergey Sukhankin - 12 November 2018

The involvement of Russian private military companies in Africa is rapidly growing, and with it, their political and economic influence

Romania ahead of the EU presidency (Commentary)

Luka Orešković - 11 December 2018

Bucharest should use the six-month rotating presidency of the European Council to work on the country’s European image

Fighting words: The risks of loose talk about a “European army” (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 20 November 2018

'European army' is an empty phrase; what is actually needed is less talk and more action - more concrete projects to integrate defence efforts while avoiding careless talk

Nord Stream 2: ECFR opinions (Commentary)

Piotr Buras & Josef Janning & Kadri Liik & Nicu Popescu - 20 December 2018

Nord Stream 2 is a contentious project - here, ECFR experts weigh in on the debate with an array of opinions on the topic

The price of normalisation: Serbia, Kosovo, and a risky border deal (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva - 13 November 2018

This is the time for EU and its member states to push for solutions to the Serbia-Kosovo landswap that have domestic support and that enhance wider stability in the region

The death of a jihadist: A chance to curb Mali’s conflict (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 13 December 2018

Last month, French forces in Mali killed one of the Sahel’s most prominent jihadist leaders, Amadou Koufa - his death is a brief opportunity for Mali’s government and the international community

Investment screening: A victory for Europe (Commentary)

François Godement - 21 November 2018

This week, the EU reached a political agreement on a framework for screening foreign direct investment at unprecedented speed, and took a step forward in building trust

Europe's Iran dilemma (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey & Ellie Geranmayeh - 02 November 2018

On Sunday, November 4, far-reaching sanctions will be re-imposed on Iran and its oil sector. The European Union is trying to preserve a version of the deal, but the recent incidents in Denmark and France have heightened the tensions.