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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. 

On a hot summer's day in Helsinki (Commentary)

Kadri Liik - 17 July 2018

Was Helsinki really a big win for Russia? And defeat for Europe?

Trump’s meaningless NATO spending debate (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 09 July 2018

Europeans spending more on defence will not satisfy Donald Trump. Here’s why

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

Macron's European ambition begins in the Balkans (Commentary)

Loïc Tregoures - 03 July 2018

Emmanuel Macron’s attempts to block accession of Macedonia and Albania to the EU have nothing to do with the Western Balkans, and everything to do with the European elections

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

Mali’s impunity problem and growing security crisis (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 28 June 2018

On June 13 Malian soldiers and security forces were responsible for killing more than 30 civilians throughout the country - the government and international forces have been unable to reverse the trend

Trump cannot bring Europe and China together (Commentary)

François Godement - 06 July 2018

Donald Trump’s attack on the international trading system is changing the EU's relationship with China

An “existential question” for Europe – or for Merkel herself? (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 20 June 2018

Angela Merkel is in a race against time to fulfil a pledge for a new Europe-wide migration policy if she is to keep her conservative coalition together

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.

4 takeaways from Turkey's elections (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 26 June 2018

From possible US sanctions to electing a new economic tsar, Erdogan has his hands full after Sunday’s elections

Power words: Europe’s stake in the Macedonian name dispute (Commentary)

Daniel Stefanov & Vessela Tcherneva - 14 June 2018

By actively supporting Macedonia and Greece to settle their name conflict, the EU could energise other countries of the Western Balkans to engage in democratic reforms, while also strengthening their economic outlook – and counter an assertive Russia.

No right without might (Commentary)

Sebastian Dullien - 10 July 2018

Europeans still indulge in the myth of economic influence without military strength. But their soft power approach will fail without hard weapons

Smart power rhetoric: One reason for Erdoğan’s re-election (Commentary)

Katharina Botel-Azzinnaro - 28 June 2018

The Turkish leader has perfected his rhetoric during 16 years in power, maintaining control with an effective interplay of coercion and attraction

The ECFR Power Audits (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş & François Godement & Kadri Liik & Jeremy Shapiro - 25 May 2018

The four power audits show that Europeans, particularly when working together, retain the capacity to cooperate and compete effectively with all these powers.  But they also show that, in each case, Europe is failing to do so.