ECFR this week: 5th October


As a British EU referendum looks increasingly likely, YouGov has conducted fresh research for ECFR into the roots of British attitudes to Europe to find out how such a referendum might pan out. Peter Kellner of YouGov argues that the attitudes of three distinctive groups will determine the outcome of a British referendum on Europe: Worried Nationalists, Pragmatic Nationalists and Progressive Internationalists. And it looks like the ‘pragmatic’ camp could play a rather important role in this context. Click here to find out who might win a British referendum on Europe.

Nicholas Walton also summarised the key points of the YouGov data on our 'London view' blog.

Middle East and North Africa


  • Mark Leonard looks at China's technology revolution and explains why managed social media could in fact help the communist party to stay in power.

Wider Europe

  • In Azerbaijan one family has dominated the political scene for many years, corruption is rampant and the economy needs diversifying. Nicu Popescu thinks it is time for Azerbaijan to open up.

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