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.
The podcast was recorded on 27th June 2017.
Brendan Cox, Jo Cox: More in Common
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Nick Witney - 14 July 2016
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Daniel Daianu - 07 July 2016
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Nick Witney - 03 May 2016
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Erica Moret - 21 April 2016
By voting to leave the EU the UK may lose its voice at a time when the union aims to play a strategically greater role in European defence, security and foreign policy
Brexit's international observers: The good, the bad and the ugly (Commentary)
Mark Leonard - 21 April 2016
Why are the Brexiteers so worried about the American President’s intervention in the referendum campaign?
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Erica Moret - 23 March 2016
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Nick Witney - 22 February 2016
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