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Land of the lost: My trip to the Munich Security Conference (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 14 February 2020

With such a smorgasbord of offerings, most people eat the familiar food and leave the conference pleasantly full of the same ideas that they entered with.

Insecurity in the Sahel: Europe’s next fight against jihadism (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 05 February 2020

The G5 Sahel has an excessive focus on security issues, as this has come at the expense of the political and governance issues it must deal with to truly stabilise the region.

The slow death of ambition: German foreign policy after Kramp-Karrenbauer's resignation (Commentary)

Jana Puglierin - 13 February 2020

The grand coalition will continue to be a kind of caretaker government in its lack of a big foreign policy vision.

Yemen: Why the Riyadh Agreement is collapsing (Commentary)

Helen Lackner - 03 February 2020

The strategic ambitions of Saudi Arabia and the UAE have been diverging in Yemen – to the detriment of hopes for peace on the ground.

The search for freedom of action: Macron’s speech on nuclear deterrence (Commentary)

Tara Varma - 07 February 2020

The French president reached out to the rest of Europe on Russia, the transatlantic relationship, and European solidarity.

 

Unsettled union: The future of the Belarus-Russia relationship (Commentary)

Yauheni Preiherman - 21 January 2020

Minsk retains enough power to decline any Russian proposal it deems unacceptable – even if this results in a further rise in economic tension.

Why the UK will try to remain close to the EU (Commentary)

Caroline de Gruyter - 27 January 2020

Having defeated both UKIP and Labour, the Conservatives can afford to be a little more moderate on Brexit.

Trading places: Europe and China in 2020 (Commentary)

Andrew Small - 13 January 2020

The US-China trade deal could make life tougher for Europe. But there are risks for China too in provoking greater coalition-building against it.

Top ten foreign policy trends in 2020 (Commentary)

Mark Leonard & Jeremy Shapiro - 03 January 2020

Top ten trends that will occupy European foreign policymakers in 2020

Trump’s deal for Israel-Palestine: Entrenched unequal rights and annexation (Commentary)

Hugh Lovatt - 29 January 2020

Although the Trump deal marks a radical break from past American support for a two-state solution, it aligns with ideas put forward by supporters of Israel’s settler movement.