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Why the Obama Administration should not take central and Eastern Europe for granted (Commentary)

Pavol Demes, Ivan Krastev and Adam Rotfeld et al - 13 July 2009

Twenty years after the end of the Cold War, Central and Eastern Europe is no longer at the heart of American foreign policy. A GMF policy brief.

A new world of diplomacy (Commentary)

Franziska Brantner & Daniel Korski - 16 November 2009

We need diplomats to liaise with cities and regions.

What's Left Now? (Commentary)

Tibor Dessewffy - 15 April 2009

As European progressives seeking to allay contemporary anxieties look to the singular success of their American counterparts for comfort, they may be inspired, but should not assume that this is a model for the careful recalibration which is needed in the ?Old continent'.

Making sense of Europe's puzzling China policy (Commentary)

François Godement - 12 October 2010

A trade deal with South Korea proves that Europe can get things done when it wants. So why is the EU's policy with China such a puzzle? Perhaps it should learn from Germany, which is showing how to talk tough to Beijing while still achieving its aims.

Maximum Bibi (Commentary)

Daniel Levy - 30 September 2013

Peace in the Middle East? Not if Benjamin Netanyahu has anything to say about it.

'Worried 27' seeking reassurance (Commentary)

Richard Gowan - 09 February 2010

ECFR agony uncle Richard Gowan offers reassurance to 'Worried 27' about their unrequited transatlantic love

Prejudices (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 07 April 2010

Sorry, but protestants do not perform better than catholics and EU laws do not represent 80% of national legislation. It's time to have another look at some deep-rooted prejudices.

No easy solution for hunger (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 08 September 2009

African farmers need seeds and fertilizers - and Governments that work.

Too many cooks (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 01 February 2010

After nearly a decade of effort, the Lisbon Treaty is finally in place ? and Europeans finally have the chance to develop the unified voice and combined weight in the world that we all now understand to be necessary. Yet Europe?s national leaders seem unable to curb the sort of self-indulgent behaviour that will sabotage this historic opportunity.

Toward a stronger European security architecture (Commentary)

Igor Ivanov, Wolfgang Ischinger, and Sam Nunn - 09 December 2009

A new vision is needed to secure Europe, senior Russian, US and German political figures write.

The Europeanisation of America (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 26 February 2013

The two giant economies - Europe and the US - are no longer as different as they once were. Austerity and the prospect of decline have brought them back together.


Heroines and graves (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 30 October 2009

In contrast to the Nobel Peace Prize given to Obama, the EP has acted soundly in giving the Sakharov Prize to Memorial

Don’t pretend the U.N. can save Syria (Commentary)

Richard Gowan - 13 September 2013

It is time to set Lakhdar Brahimi free. After a year's service as envoy for the United Nations and Arab League to Syria, the veteran Algerian mediator faces the final breakdown of his efforts to end the war.

Europe should help stand-down Zimbabwe's soldiers (Commentary)

Daniel Korski - 17 September 2008

As Europe waits to see whether Zimbabwe restores democracy, the bloc should prepare options for an SSR-specific ESDP mission.

Obama and Europe?s vanities (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 31 March 2009

What Obama wants from Europe is a solid partner in a multipolar world, not 27 photo opportunities.