What does Obama’s re-election mean for Europe? In a new policy memo nine ECFR experts examine the foreign policy implications of Obama’s second term and argue that “it’s time for Europe to grow up”. They argue that Europe will have to take more responsibility for sorting out problems in its own neighbourhood, reaching out to powers such as Turkey and Russia on security issues, engaging with the Syrian opposition, taking the initiative in finding constructive ways to deal with Iran, and supporting the new democracies in North Africa.
Click here to download ‘Time to grow up: what Obama’s re-election means for Europe’ (pdf) We also published the policy memo as an ebook for kindle (mobi) and other e-readers (epub).
Listen to a podcast with Mark Leonard on Obama II
What next for China?
As part of our “China 3.0” project we are publishing a series of videos with some of the most influential Chinese thinkers. The first one is with blogger and journalist Michael Anti who explains how the internet is changing Chinese society. We will have more videos on our Youtube Channel at the end of the day
- Make sure to check our website to read Daniel Levy’s analysis on the situation in Gaza. Earlier this week Daniel also wrote a piece for Haaretz looking at relations between Obama II and Israel.
- On our blog Julien Barnes-Dacey looks behind the protests in Jordan.
- This week also saw the second edition of the Germia Hill conference in Prishtina – a foreign policy forum organised by ECFR and the Foreign Ministry of Kosovo. Dimitar Bechev shares his highlights in this blog post - and we published a podcast with Kosovo’s Minister of European integration Vlora Çitaku
- Hans Kundnani argues that instead of calling for more Europe we should think of what kind of Europe we want.
- Jose Ignacio Torreblanca writes about the political battle in the US after Obama’s re-election
- How bad is the economic situation in Greece? Vicky Pryce and Nobel Prize winner Christopher Pissarides give their thoughts in a new podcast.
- Ben Judah explains what the Russian opposition thinks about Europe
- The next “EU at the crossroads” event in London will take place on 3 December: The future of the European Union after the euro crisis: Political union and its discontents. Click here to register.
- And last but not least, Mark Leonard, ECFR’s director, has been named one of the 40 most influential Brits in EU policy making.
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