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.
Recent dramatic changes in the international and European energy landscape –deteriorating EU-Russia relations, an increasingly ‘energy-dominant’ US, the Qatar crisis, and energy market volatility – once again throw the security of UK and European energy supply into the spotlight. Central Europe has been at the crossroads of many of these crises and learned to adapt its strategies. What lessons can the UK draw from experiences in Central Europe?
Wojciech Jakóbik, Analyst and Editor-in-Chief, BiznesAlert.com
Dr Chi-Kong Chyong, Research Associate and Director of Energy Policy Forum, University of Cambridge
Chaired by: Jeremy Shapiro, Research Director, ECFR
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.
ECFR turns 10, a reflection (Commentary)
Frank-Walter Steinmeier - 30 June 2017
Speech by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier to mark ECFR's tenth anniversary.
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard talks with Brendan Cox, a humanitarian campaigner and the widower of MP Jo Cox, about his fight against political extremism.
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Camilla Macdonald - 17 November 2016
It is not the absence of a strategy that is most troubling, but the fact that the government appears to be going into the negotiations with aims that are intellectually incoherent, even delusional.
The High Court ruling is not a victory for ‘soft’ Brexit (Commentary)
Camilla Macdonald - 08 November 2016
It is hard to see what ‘red lines’ could be imposed on the government, but the ruling could be an important victory for thought and reflection over rabble rousing on both sides.
The way forward: UK digital policies and Brexit (Part I) (Commentary)
Stefan Soesanto - 04 October 2016
The digital challenges related to Brexit are stark but clear. There is no excuse for any policy misstep from May's government.
Merkel keeping one eye on Britain's "UK first" approach (Commentary)
Almut Möller - 15 September 2016
As much as Berlin would like to prevent negotiations with the UK turning sour, it is hard to envisage any other outcome.
The UK government's Brexit strategy: What we know so far (Commentary)
Susi Dennison - 06 September 2016
Theresa May seems to be looking for a compromise around freedom of movement in order to retain access to the Single Market.
Boris Johnson the Counter-Revolutionary (Commentary)
Mark Leonard - 04 August 2016
Johnson did more than anyone to bury Britain’s European future; but his ultra-flexibility may yet prove to be its salvation.
Europe seen from the outside - the British view (Commentary)
Mark Leonard - 04 August 2016
The next phase of European integration must engage with - and provide safeguards against - the dark side of interdependence. Otherwise Brexit will be just the beginning.
Brexit and defence: Time to dust off the 'letter of intent'? (Commentary)
Nick Witney - 14 July 2016
In the absence of a comprehensive framework for post-Brexit defence cooperation between the UK and EU 27, the forgotten Letter of Intent agreement could provide a useful stop-gap.