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Trump vs. EU: The dead end of the normative approach (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva - 04 July 2018

A divided EU - with an unstable Germany, a UK on its way out and renegade central eastern member states - is only of interest to the US as an ally in competition with Russia and China

Europe’s China vetoes (Commentary)

Mathieu Duchâtel & Angela Stanzel - 08 August 2018

France, Germany, Italy, and the UK are strengthening their economic defences against China. Will more follow?

Mad maximalism: The fight to dislodge Iran from Syria (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 25 July 2018

As the war in Syria continues the focus is now on rooting out Iran rather than ousting Assad

Three years later: Europe’s last push on the Iran nuclear deal (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 16 July 2018

This July marks the third anniversary of the JCPOA, but it may also be its last. Europe must now redouble its efforts to save the Iran nuclear deal. 

What lies beneath: How climate change could aggravate problems that reach Europe’s shores (Commentary)

Tareq Baconi - 28 June 2018

The Sahel would benefit from new multilateral institutions that head off instability by addressing the problems of environmental stress in the region

The EU’s decisive moment in Poland (Commentary)

Katarzyna Pelczynska-Nalecz & Piotr Buras - 26 June 2018

The struggle for the rule of law in Poland has reached a critical stage - what will the EU do about it?

The migration crisis is not just about Merkel (Commentary)

Almut Möller - 29 June 2018

Take a look at the German party system – including the AfD’s role as largest opposition party – to understand the faultlines running under the chatter about Merkel.

Four things to know ahead of the NATO Summit (Commentary)

Joanna Hosa & Jeremy Shapiro & Vessela Tcherneva & Nick Witney - 06 July 2018

Our experts pick out four main topics to pay attention to ahead of the NATO Summit in Brussels 

Migration dominates EU priorities through 2023 (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 09 July 2018

EU policy professionals prioritise EU-internal topics over traditional foreign policy according to latest results of ECFR’s EU28 Survey

Poland, Hungary, and the slipping façade of democracy (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 11 July 2018

The EU has thus far been unable to prevent democratic backsliding - what will it do in Hungary and Poland? 

The hazards of haste: EU migration policy under pressure (Commentary)

Daniel Stefanov - 27 June 2018

The 22 June migration mini-summit only underlined differences of national approaches to the crisis - but it will take creative thinking to solve it 

No silver ballot: The problems with a Donbas referendum (Commentary)

Carl Bildt - 01 August 2018

The war in Donbas is Europe's worst active conflict - a referendum would not help 

Consensus and the Franco-German engine: New perceptions of European cooperation (Commentary)

Almut Möller - 18 July 2018

The pressure is on for Paris and Berlin to deliver beyond less controversial issues like common digital, climate, or border and coastguard policies. 

Brexit, defence, and the EU’s quest for ‘strategic autonomy’ (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 25 June 2018

EU members may not feel they can trust the Brits on defence. But the UK’s past reliability on this front suggests they should

The League of Leagues: Pan-European cooperation against the EU (Commentary)

Teresa Coratella - 13 July 2018

Matteo Salvini has launched the "League of Leagues" - an alliance of nationalist parties across the continent. And he brings friends.