Why enlargement-lite will not save the Arab Spring (Commentary)
Mark Leonard - 25 October 2011
The European Union has a vital role to play in helping consolidate the transitions of the Arab Spring. But first they need to rethink their approach and develop a new foreign policy for the Southern neighbourhood: Enlargement lite will not work.
Europe's multipolar neighbourhood (Commentary)
Mark Leonard - 04 October 2011
The upheavels in North Africa are further evidence that the EU's neighbourhood has fundamentally changed, both to the south and to the east. In response, the EU needs to develop a real foreign policy to deal with this increasingly competitive region.
Ten reasons for a European 'yes' (Commentary)
There are 10 good reasons for Europeans to support enhanced UN status for the Palestinians. There is also an eleventh reason: the 27 EU nations can show that they count on the world stage if they are able to stick together.
Why the EU should abstain on the Palestinian issue in the UNGA (Commentary)
Konstanty Gebert - 14 September 2011
Europeans have much to gain from unity during any vote at the United Nations supporting Palestinian statehood. However the best response to a complex situation is to abstain. A response to ECFR's recent memo in favour of a 'yes' vote.
by Adam Baron - 12th June, 2018
The northern province can act as a model for the rest of the country, if international actors, including Europe, learn its lessons.
by Manuel Lafont Rapnouil - 10th April, 2018
France sees the MENA region as a state for foreign policy and great power politics and an opportunity to shape global politics and punch above its weight.
by Anthony Dworkin and Fatim-Zohra El Malki - 15th February, 2018
European states should devote more effort to joint work on radicalisation with Morocco and Tunisia
by Hugh Lovatt - 21st December, 2017
How should the EU respond to the reality of the one-state reality taking hold in Israel-Palestine?
by Tareq Baconi - 21st December, 2017
The discovery of gas reserves in the eastern Mediterranean could create an "economic peace"
Battle for Hudayda: A defining moment for the future of Yemen?
London - 09 Jul 18
Discussion on the trajectory and consequences of the ongoing offensive in Hudayda, its potential effects on the humanitarian crisis, the challenges of stabilization, and its place within ongoing UN-led peace effort
Democratisation in Tunisia: Implementing the Constitution and Decentralising the State
Berlin - 07 Jun 18
Democracy Reporting International and the European Council on Foreign Relations cordially invite you to a discussion of the Tunisian democratisation process.
Middle East. A region of crossing paths.
Rome - 26 Oct 17
The initiative is promoted by CIPMO – Italian Centre for Peace in the Middle East, supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.Special thanks go to CeSPI, CESPIC, ECFR. With the sponsorship of RIDE – Italian Network for the Euro-Mediterranean Dialogue
Que peut faire l’Europe pour établir la paix en Syrie ?
Paris - 22 Sep 17
L'ECFR a le plaisir de vous convier à un BCM animé par Julien Barnes-Dacey et Manuel Lafont Rapnouil.
Mark Leonard speaks with Julien Barnes-Dacey and Tarek Megerisi about the Libyan conflict, the impact of the Paris summit, and Europe’s fight over migration policies in the country. The podcast was recorded on 29 June 2018.
Mark Leonard speaks with Adam Baron, Ellie Geranmayeh and Julien Barnes-Dacey about Yemen caught in the midst of a regional conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia. The podcast was recorded on 19 June 2018.
Mark Leonard speaks with Iran expert Ellie Geranmayeh about what might happen after Donald Trump has decided to withdraw US support from the deal. The podcast was recorded on 10 May 2018.
After Trump’s Iran decision: Time for Europe to step up by Ellie Geranmayeh
Manuel Lafont Rapnouil, directeur du bureau de Paris de l'ECFR, répond aux questions sur sa dernière publication, 'Seule dans le désert ? Comment la France peut remobiliser l’Europe au Moyen-Orient.'
Mark Leonard speaks with ECFR's Ellie Geranmayeh, Ilan Goldberg, head of the MENA programme at the Centre for New American Security, and Nasser Haiden, Professor of Political Science at Teheran University, about the JCPOA and whether Trump will pull out of the deal.
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Snow by Orhan Pamuk
A Saudi Prince’s Quest to Remake the Middle East by Dexter Filkins
Mark Leonard speaks with ECFR experts Asli Aydintasbas, Kadri Liik, Julien Barnes-Dacey, and Manuel Lafont Rapnouil about how the international community might respond.
Ambassador Morgenthau’s Story by Henry Morgenthau
Joseph Conrad: A Biography by Jeffrey Meyers
Brother’s Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
La mondialisation des pauvres by Armelle Choplin and Olivier Pliez
Alone in the desert? How France can lead Europe in the Middle East by Manuel Lafont Rapnouil
Mark Leonard, Asli Aydintasbas, Kadri Liik and Jeremy Shapiro, discuss Turkey's offensive near the Syria-Turkey boarder, the future of US-Turkey relations and Russia's role in the region. The podcast was recorded on 23 January 2018.
Ruth Citrin speaks with Ellie Geranmayeh, Julien Barnes-Dacey and Hugh Lovatt, about the state of play in the MENA region and the considerations for Europeans after one year in office of US president Donald Trump. The Podcast was recorded on 16 January 2018.
Mark Leonard speaks with ECFR Policy Fellows Hugh Lovatt, Ellie Geranmayeh and Julien Barnes-Dacey about reactions to Trump’s recent recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and the new divergence between Washington and Europe across the Middle East.