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How to Save Europe (Commentary)

George Soros - 29 May 2018

Keynote speech at ECFR's Annual Council Meeting in Paris 29 May. 2018. Check against delivery. 

4 factors that led to Turkey’s snap elections (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 19 April 2018

Recep Tayyip Erdogan is trying to get ahead of a downward curve in Turkey’s fortunes. He has – probably – done enough to win this new snap vote

There Is Life for the EU After Brexit (Commentary)

Caroline de Gruyter - 28 March 2018

The political ballgame in Europe will change profoundly after Brexit. A clear realignment is already apparent as the dynamics between smaller member states, in particular, begins to shift.

After Trump’s Iran decision: Time for Europe to step up (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 09 May 2018

Six steps for the EU and its member states to save the nuclear agreement with Iran 

John Bolton: Don’t Mention the Norms (Commentary)

Richard Gowan - 23 March 2018

Brutal transactional talks is the only language the new National Security Advisor understands.

Hungary in the EU: From front runner to veto player (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 04 April 2018

A convincing victory for Victor Orban will reinforce the Hungarian veto role in the EU. However, the country has only marginal influence beyond its neighbourhood on EU policies.

Libya after Haftar? (Commentary)

Tarek Megerisi - 18 April 2018

Haftar’s weakening position will have ramifications for the stability of Eastern Libya, the activities of regional states that have based their policy on him, and on the diplomatic efforts to unify Libya’s fragmented political and security actors.

Oman: between Iran and a hard place (Commentary)

Camille Lons - 03 May 2018

Oman has historically been careful to balance its relations with Saudi Arabia and Iran, allowing it to play a useful role mediating regional disputes. However, as the region’s anti-Iran rhetoric is ramping up and the Sultanate is having to deal with its own domestic issues, neutrality is becoming harder to maintain.

Lethal weapon: Has Trump mis-stepped on Ukraine? (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 17 May 2018

Sending anti-tank guided weapons to Ukraine is the right decision. But the Trump administration has gone about it the wrong way.

Requiem for a democracy: the European Union and Orbán’s Hungary (Commentary)

David Koranyi & Chris Maroshegyi - 19 April 2018

The Damocles sword of Article 7 action has shown some success in tempering the Polish government’s illiberal impulses. The EU should now consider dangling it over Hungary too

Macron and the European Intervention Initiative: Erasmus for soldiers? (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 22 May 2018

The cultivation of a shared strategic European defence culture must encompass the possibility – the likelihood, in fact – of autonomous European action

And Now What? Russian Foreign Policy in Putin’s Fourth Term (Commentary)

Kadri Liik - 20 March 2018

Moscow has undergone a lively debate on the future course of its foreign policy – which may now become obsolete by the poisoning of Sergei Skripal. 

Trump and North Korea: a bonfire of the missiles? (Commentary)

François Godement - 29 March 2018

There is a way through the Trump-Kim meeting that would satisfy demands on both sides – and keep South Korea and Japan reliant on the US

Libya elections 2018: the missing ingredient (Commentary)

Tarek Megerisi - 01 June 2018

Hurrying Libyans to an early vote could prove counter-productive unless European powers unify and take action on problems now

Blocked arteries: The EU’s problem with African integration (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 05 April 2018

Encouraging regional integration could improve economic diversification and economic security in North Africa, while encouraging the regional labour migration that has long helped sustain the Sahel and West Africa.