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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'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

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

The pastor, the banker, and the irresistible drama in Turkish-US relations (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 02 August 2018

The Turkish-US relationship is either experiencing its first serious fissure since 1975, or just another bump in the road. No one can be sure.

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

The power of the blacklist: The European Parliament’s proposed Magnitsky Act (Commentary)

Clara Portela - 19 July 2018

Sergei Magnitsky's death inspired the US to enact a law blacklisting individuals and seizing their assets. The EU is jumping on the bandwagon. 

The end is Nile: International cooperation on Egypt’s water crisis (Commentary)

Tareq Baconi - 25 July 2018

Ethiopia is building Africa's largest dam, crucial to its energy security and economic growth. It is also causing issues with neighbours on the Nile, particularly Egypt, which could suffer from absolute water scarcity once the project is complete. 

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

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

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

Big in Asia: Behind the rhetoric of EU relations with China and Japan (Commentary)

François Godement - 20 July 2018

The last ten days have been big for the EU and its partners in Asia, namely China and Japan. With EU-China and EU-Japan summits resulting in historic agreements, the EU is slowly strengthening its relationships with allies to the east. 

Why Europe is very nervous about a Trump-Putin summit (Commentary)

Carl Bildt - 11 July 2018

In a Trump-Putin meeting, who gets the show, and who gets the substance? 

The “more Europe” core four (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 26 July 2018

New ECFR research reveals the Franco-German tandem has a pair of outriders supporting it. But Europe-wide drive for deeper integration is lacking

Londongrad and beyond: UK foreign policy and the fight against corruption (Commentary)

Chris Raggett - 19 July 2018

The UK’s flawed anti-corruption regime has an impact on its global role. A new round of reforms could help strengthen the rule of law at home and abroad.