ECFR, in partnership with the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation (FES), invited to a discussion on “Iran-US: Preventing a Collision Course” on 21 January.
Following a series of attacks in Iraq that culminated in the assassination of Qassem Soleimani and missile attacks against airbases hosting the U.S. military, Iran and the United States have reached a peak of military escalation under the Trump administration. European leaders have called for urgent restraint and offered to engage in a diplomatic process to reduce tensions.
Moderator: Ellie Geranmayeh (Deputy Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at ECFR)
Discussants: David Jalilvand (CEO of Orient Matters); Bijan Khajehpour (economist and an expert on the geopolitics of energy); Adnan Tabatabai (co-founder and CEO of CARPO – Center for Applied Research in Partnership with the Orient);
There’s only one way to “just get it done” (Commentary)
Nick Witney - 07 October 2019
The UK’s European partners should grant it another extension in the Brexit negotiations. The horror show of the last three years has deflated much of the public’s belief in British exceptionalism.
Bewitched by Brexit: Referendums and modern democracy (Commentary)
Caroline de Gruyter - 03 September 2019
Brexit is putting parliamentary democracy in question
At our recent event in London, ECFR's Director Mark Leonard and MEP candidates Laura Parker, Jan Vincent-Rostowski, Irina von Wiese and Shahrar Ali, moderated by Mary Kaldor, discussed what to expect from this week’s European elections in the United Kingdom.
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War and pieces: Political divides in southern Yemen
London - 06 Feb 20
A lunch discussion on the recent challenges emerging from the Yemeni conflict and the EU's role
Repatriating the children of ISIS members: the need for a pan-European effort
London - 06 Nov 19
An off-the-record discussion on the need for a pan-European effort for repatriating the children of ISIS members
Supporting Israeli-Palestinian Civil Society: What is the Future of International Funding?
London - 08 Oct 19
A lunchtime discussion on the future of international funding for Israeli-Palestinian NGOs and the challenges it faces
Artificial Intelligence and autonomy in warfare: the European approach
London - 03 Sep 19
A discussion workshop on Artificial Intelligence’s impact on geopolitics and warfare and what it means for Europe
Expecting the Unexpected?: the UK & the 2019 European elections
London - 21 May 19
With the UK now participating in the European Parliament elections, commentators have touted them as second referendum on Brexit. But what will mobilise voters to turn out, and what should we expect from the outcome? Will an anti-EU block emerge as the new political force, or will younger, pro-Europeans mobilise around an optimistic and progressive vision for Europe? and what does the result mean for the of Europe?
Turkey and the Transatlantic Alliance: Navigating Challenges and Opportunities in the Middle East
London - 25 Apr 19
How can differences between the US, EU, and Turkey be successful navigated in the Middle East?
Tarek Megerisi contribtues to El Mundo's profile of major actors in Libya's political crisis.
Tarek Megerisi is quoted in El Mundo on Haftar's assault on Tripoli.
Tarek Megerisi is quoted in Politico on France's role in the situation in Libya.
The Arab Weekly
Hugh Lovatt quoted by the Arab Weekly on the impact of Netanyahu's reelection for the two-state solution.
Hugh Lovatt quoted by MSN on Benjamin Netanyahu's reelection.
Hugh Lovatt is interviewed by France 24 on Donald Trump's role in the Israeli election.
Ellie Geranmayeh is interviewed by Al Jazeera regarding the US decision to label Iran's Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organisation
Chloe Teevan is interviewed by BBC World on protests in Algeria
Publico interviews Mark Leonard on populism and May's European Parliament elections.
Tarek Megerisi's latest commentary is cited by France 24
When European politics becomes personal (Commentary)
Mark Leonard - 03 April 2019
As the United Kingdom has hurtled ever closer to the Brexit cliff, once-abstract notions of a transcendent European identity have gained substance, and millions of people who still believe in the European project have come out in support of it. The question now is whether the European idea can win out over resurgent nationalism.
Londongrad and beyond: UK foreign policy and the fight against corruption (Commentary)
Chris Raggett - 19 July 2018
The UK’s flawed anti-corruption regime has an impact on its global role. A new round of reforms could help strengthen the rule of law at home and abroad.
How to avert the looming Brexit crisis (Commentary)
Nick Witney - 14 November 2017
Europe must help May sugar-coat the very bitter pills the Brits are going to have to swallow.
How Britain Lost Its Cool (Commentary)
Mark Leonard - 05 October 2017
In the past 20 years, the UK and Germany have switched positions, with the latter now representing openness while the former has come to embody backward-looking nationalism. But there is no reason to believe that the two countries won't swap places again.
May must withstand Johnson's bonfire of the vanities (Commentary)
Nick Witney - 20 September 2017
If she does not, the Johnson sabotage effort will have succeeded, and the outlook for the negotiations and the country’s future will be grim indeed.
Rejecting suicide, Britain settles for self-harm on Brexit (Commentary)
Nick Witney - 30 August 2017
What do we know about Brexit?
An interconnected outlier: the unaccounted costs of Brexit (Commentary)
Christoph Klavehn - 17 August 2017
By leaving the EU Britain gives up unique ties and influence with its EU partners. They are fast adapting.
What are the dynamics between EU heavyweights in the face of Brexit? (Commentary)
Christel Zunneberg - 16 August 2017
The Franco-German axis, the Big Three and the Weimar Triangle, are all well-known constellations of European heavyweights. ECFR’s EU28 Survey allows for dissecting the complex relations within ‘the Big Six’, evaluating these and other bilateral and trilateral inter-group relationships in the face of the Brexit.