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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.

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. 

Mr Salvini goes to Tripoli (Commentary)

Tarek Megerisi - 13 August 2018

The EU migration policy is in decay, partly due to counterproductive tactics from within the Union

Is Germany breaking bad? (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 28 August 2018

In an international order that is beginning to resemble a competition between rival cartels, Angela Merkel risks becoming a kind of geopolitical Walter White

Spain’s new-found European destiny (Commentary)

Cristina Manzano, Javi Lopez - 13 July 2018

Two views from our Council members on Spain’s new foreign policy direction under the new Socialist government

The roots of coalitions: Like-mindedness among EU member states (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 07 August 2018

The EU28 survey explores Europe’s five power couples and potential strong bilateral partnerships

What does Russia want? (Commentary)

Kadri Liik - 26 May 2017

The nature of the 'Russia challenge' – and how to address it.

Port in a Decisive Storm: The battle for Hudayda (Commentary)

Adam Baron - 21 June 2018

As the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen fights to take control of Hudayda, the city's future remains clouded

The messengers of karma: Erdoğan, Trump, and their domestic opposition (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 05 September 2018

Despite the promises of globalisation, cosmopolitan politics only takes you so far. In an age of nationalism, it is not a good idea to look to outside forces for help with internal problems. 

Sahel or high water: Mali’s political fatalism (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich, Gregory Mann - 09 August 2018

Mali's presidential election will determine the country's future path either toward stability or a return to violence

Berlin’s new language of compromise (Commentary)

Almut Möller - 15 June 2018

European politicians have made an abundance of normative speeches on Europe, but few on the politics of cooperation. German leaders’ recent interventions hint at a turning point in this trend. 

Trump-Kim summit: Gambler’s diplomacy (Commentary)

François Godement - 13 June 2018

The agreement is a dead end sold as the road to denuclearisation and peace – and, as such, it beggars belief.

Mimicking membership: London’s need for a new coalition-building strategy (Commentary)

Almut Möller - 01 August 2018

New data show who in the EU is disappointed by the UK, and which common interests are worth fighting for pre-Brexit

The overconfident new president: Austria’s coalition-building challenges (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 16 August 2018

Austria has few potential coalition partners who share its European policy priorities

Destination unknown: The EU’s many-faceted migration fears (Commentary)

Pawel Zerka - 31 July 2018

As our new Security Scorecard shows, Europeans have diverging perceptions of security challenges facing them - however, all but one EU governments see uncontrolled migration as a national security threat.