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
- As opposition gears up for a massive protest march in Jordan, Julien Barnes-Dacey looks beyond the headlines on our blog. Julien also published a ECFR policy brief on Jordan earlier this year.
- In Malta the 5+5 summit is under way and Susi Denison looks at the prospects of an ever closer union around the Mediterranean. For more policy recommendations and what else the EU should do in North Africa, read ECFR's EU-North Africa power audit.
- On our Spanish podcast Helene Michou talks about EU-North Africa relations, the Arab spring and its impact on Europe.
- 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.
- Germany’s past, China’s future? Hans Kundnani writes about China's maritime power ambitions - and how Germany perceives it. (Hans also explains the argument in a new ECFR podcast.)
- Damien Degeorges, who spoke at a recent ECFR Black Coffee Morning, explains in a podcast why China is so interested in good relations with Iceland and Greenland. The event and the podcast also made it into the New York Times.
- On our blog, Jonas Parello-Plesner takes a voyage into the Indonesian heart of darkness and discovers a 'surreal and terrifying' documentary.
- 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.
- On our blog, Andrew Wilson looks at greedy Presidents across the Post-soviet world.
- First we had a banking crisis, then a sovereign debt crisis - but now the eurocrisis is entering a dangerous third phase, writes Nicholas Walton.
- On our Spanish podcast Jaume Duch, spokesperson at the European Parliament, talks about the next legitimacy crisis of the EU.
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