Mark Leonard talks to Hans Kundnani, Andrew Wilson and Stefan Meister about the latest events in Ukraine, Germany's Russia policy and how all this is related to eurosceptics.
- Aaron L. Friedberg: "The weary titan: Britain and the experience of relative decline, 1895-1905"
- Mark Leonard and José Ignacio Torreblanca: "The eurosceptic surge and how to respond to it"
- Stefan Meister: "Reframing Germany's Russia policy: an opportunity for the EU"
- Douglas E. Schoen: "The end of authority: how a loss of legitimacy and broken trust are endangering our future"
- Timothy Snyder: "Bloodland: Europe between Hitler and Stalin"
- Timothy Snyder: "Putin's Project"
- Andrew Wilson: "Background paper on Georgia"
José Ignacio Torreblanca presenta el nuevo informe de ECFR, escrito por él y Mark Leonard, en el que analizan las próximas elecciones europeas y afirman que los europeístas deberían presentar visiones alternativas para el futuro de Europa
Mark Leonard talks to Jose Ignacio Torreblanca and Daniel Levy about the European elections, euroscepticism, and the Middle East peace process after Kerry.
Andrés Ortega:"'Recomponer la democracia"
Ari Shavit: "My promised land: the triumph and tragedy of Israel"
Jan Zielonka: "Is the EU doomed?"
Mark Leonard and José Ignacio Torreblance: "The eurosceptic surge and how to respond to it"
Borja Cabezón, candidato a las elecciones europeas para el PSOE, habla de los retos del próximos Parlamento Europeo y las propuestas socialistas para la próxima legislatura
by Stefan Meister - 24th April, 2014
José M. de Areilza, Cátedra Jean Monnet-ESADE, habla con Borja Lasheras de ECFR Madrid sobre su último libro "Poder y derecho en la Unión Europea"
Se acercan las elecciones europeas. Jordi Vaquer, director de Open Society Initiative for Europe, habla de los desafíos de legitimidad del próximo Parlamento, y nos cuenta que los partidos eurófobos no tienen realmente los números para cuestionar la legitimidad de las instituciones europeas, pero que esta misma podría estar en peligro si los estados vetaran el candidato ganador, un escenario más probable de lo que muchos piensan.
by Ulrike Esther Franke - 18th December, 2019
Failing to coordinate properly in the AI area could threaten future European defence cooperation, including PESCO and the European Defence
by Shoshana Fine - 14th October, 2019
The European Union’s approach to migration has created a crisis of solidarity.
by Susi Dennison and Lívia Franco - 02nd October, 2019
The Portuguese hope that the EU can help them tackle the challenges of globalisation: from climate change to cooperation on the impact of freedom of movement
by Susi Dennison - 10th September, 2019
European voters want to see the European Union come of age as a geopolitical actor and chart its own course
by Richard Gowan & Anthony Dworkin - 05th September, 2019
Despite the existing crises to the multilateral system, the EU possesses a set of specific strengths needed to actually save the system.
Spain, and Europe, need a new story about migration – it remains to be seen how the country will put this into practice.
Independence play: Europe’s pursuit of strategic autonomy
To fulfil its true potential, the EU needs to end its strategic cacophony and focus on capability building
During the Munich Strategy Forum 2019, host Mark Leonard sat down Toomas Ilves, the former president of Estonia aka the first smart country and “digital nation” in the world. What could we learn from this small EU member state when it comes to digitalisation? How did the digital revolution change foreign relations and international relations? And what role does Europe play it in? Frankly, does it play any role at all? Toomas Ilves points out how the lack of a common digital market puts the EU behind in advancing innovation and digitalisation in the 21st century. He urges Europe to finally merge the “two cultures” of sciences/tech and humanities to become a digital player in the world.
This podcast was recorded on 2 December 2019.
- "Two cultures" by C.P. Snow
- "LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media" by Peter W. Singer
- "The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for the Future at the New Frontier of Power" by Shoshana Zuboff
Today, 100 years ago, the Versailles Contract went into effect which established the League of the Nations and laid the foundations for multilateralism. In 2019, Germany and France launched the Alliance for Multilateralism aiming at showing that countries still "support multilateralism and support the United Nations (to) remain the majority in the world," as French Foreign Minister Le Drian said. Planning to establish a network of countries ready to join forces and efforts on inequality or climate change, the Alliance also wants the members to strongly commit to a rules-based international order. But how will this look like in reality? Christoph Heusgen, Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations, explains to Mark Leonard some concrete measures and how the old tale of the German-Franco friendship still serves as a role model for other countries for how to overcome decades of conflicts and rivalry.
Further information: www.multilateralism.org
This podcast was recorded on 3 December 2019.
‘Tis the season! ...when Mark Leonard and Jeremy Shapiro review the year gone by and predict 10 foreign policy trends (plus two bonus ones) that will define 2020, the beginning of a new decade.
With a score of 6.5/10 they couldn’t sustain last year’s success but can still pat themselves on their backs - or what do you think? Let us know about your foreign policy predictions for the upcoming year.
Comment below or e-mail us!
This podcast was recorded on 16 December 2019.
- Ten Foreign Policy Trends for 2020 by Mark Leonard & Jeremy Shapiro
- Mapping European Leverage in the MENA region by the ECFR MENA Programme:
In the 1990s 13 out 15 European countries were led by social democratic governments and the transatlantic relationship came out strong by “winning the Cold War”. The fall of Berlin Wall and dissolution of the Soviet Union was considered as a turning point for Europe’s future and it symbolized the greatest common achievement of US and Europe at that time. But since then, EU-US relations and most of the social democratic parties in Europe have been deteriorating. Did the West underestimate the forces of liberalism and globalisation which took European states by storm? In this episode, Sylvie Kauffmann with host Mark Leonard untangles some of the many interconnections and which 1989 provoked or brought to light.
This podcast was recorded on 4 December 2019.
- Sylvie Kauffmann's article series in Le Monde (in French)
- "Firebird: The Elusive Fate of Russian Democracy" by Andrei Kozyrev
Host Mark Leonard has an intimate discussion with our heads of offices from Sofia and Warsaw, Vessela Tcherneva and Piotr Buras about their experiences, hopes and dreams during the transition times of the 1990s. How did their life and future change the minute the Berlin Wall fell? What are this generation’s thoughts 30 years later and predications for Europe in the coming 30 years?
This podcast was recorded on 21 November 2019.
- "The light that failed" by Ivan Krastev
- "Bulgaria under Communism" by Ivaylo Znepolski et al.
- "Reflections on a ravaged century" by Robert Conquest
- "Die Welt braucht den Westen" by Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff
In the second in our series on the events of 1989 and how they will shape our world for decades to come, host Mark Leonard is joined by Fyodor Lukyanov. Lukyanov is Editor-in-Chief of Russia in Global Affairs, Chairman of the Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, and Research Director of the Valdai International Discussion Club. In this podcast, recorded in Dubai, the two discuss America's and Russia's differing views on the Cold War and its end. The trauma of 1989, but also the euphoria it generated in Europe, and Putin's development as a political actor, are set into context. This context allows for a multifaceted understanding of the events of 1989.It also allows the arc of Russian foreign policy to be traced to today, and in doing so provides a useful accompaniment to the Eurocentric 1989 celebrations.
This podcast was recorded on 4 November 2019.
- "Perestroika: New Thinking for Our Country and the World" by Mikhail S. Gorbachev
The multilateral system faces three related crises of power, relevance, and legitimacy. This fraying consensus threatens the EU, which is committed to multilateralism. But the situation also represents an opportunity for European influence! Mark Leonard discusses Europe's stake on multilateralism with the ECFR experts Richard Gowan and Anthony Dworkin.
The podcast was recorded on 19 September 2019.
- "The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir" by Samantha Power
- "The Final Act: The Helsinki Accords and the Transformation of the Cold War" by Michael Cotey Morgan
- "Three crises and an opportunity: Europe’s stake in multilateralism" by Richard Gowan & Anthony Dworkin
Mark Leonard is meeting his ECFR colleagues, Tara Varma, Piotr Buras and Teresa Coratello in Berlin to go through the newly selected EU Commission. What have been surprises, disappointments and challenges in von der Leyen's new cabinet? And what role did geopolitics play during the selection process?
This podcast was recorded on 10 September 2019.
Read von der Leyen's Vision Statement here:
- "Wer wir sind: die Erfahrung ostdeutsch zu sein" by Jana Hensel & Wolfgang Engler
- "L’art de perdre " by Alice Zeniter
- "The testaments" by Margaret Atwood
- Speech by Liliana Segre in front of the Italien Senate
- "The Virtual Weapon and International Order" by Lucas Kello
Video: Ivan Krastev on fears and hopes ahead of the European Parliament election
Ivan Krastev - 09 May 2019
Ivan Krastev talks from Warsaw on how voters in many EU countries are more worried about nationals leaving the country than about foreigners coming in, as a recent ECFR survey shows.
Video: “War and Peace: Has Trump made the world more dangerous?”
Mark Leonard - 26 April 2019
Mark Leonard participates in a debate organised by The Institute of Art and Ideas (IAI) in London.
Video: The Four Crises of Europe: Felipe González and the European Elections
José Ignacio Torreblanca - 08 April 2019
ECFR Madrid sits down with former Spanish Prime Minister Felipe González to discuss topics such as the state of the European Union ahead of May's European Parliament elections, the rise of Eurosceptic parties, Brexit, and relations with the US and Russia.
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Iran-US: Preventing a Collision Course
- 21 Jan 20
A lunch discussion on Iran-US tensions following the assassination of General Soleimani
« Une proposition pour une nouvelle architecture de sécurité européenne »
Paris - 28 Nov 19
Nous avons le plaisir de vous inviter à une table ronde en présence de Jeremy Shapiro, Pierre Vimont et Sylvie Kauffmann.
Europe’s bid to be a digital regulatory superpower: Implications for the US
Madrid - 23 Oct 19
ECFR Madrid, en colaboración con Telefonica, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace y la Embajada de España en Washington, organizó el evento "La apuesta de Europa por ser un súper poder regulatorio: Implicaciones para EEUU" en Washington.