What Europe needs to do on Libya (Commentary)
Daniel Korski with contributions from other ECFR policy fellows - 25 February 2011
The EU needs to act on Libya. If it doesn't, the consequences for Europe – in terms of migration, energy revenues and support for terrorism – could be disasterous. Here are eight concrete steps that European leaders should consider taking.
Europe and Tunisia: After complicity, complacency (Commentary)
Nick Witney - 25 February 2011
Tunisians see Europe as complicit with the old regime of President Ben Ali, and were disappointed by the slow reaction of European leaders to their revolution. But they are willing to forgive, if their neighbours to the north makes amends by offering prompt and generous help as they rebuild their country.
Don't abandon Tunisia (Commentary)
Anthony Dworkin - 25 February 2011
Tunisia's democrats have made an amazing start, after launching the wave of popular uprisings that are continuing to rock the Arab world. But they worry that the world will forget them as they embark upon the massive project of rebuilding a new Tunisia.
Rebuilding Libya (Commentary)
Richard Gowan - 23 February 2011
Libya is in chaos, and Colonel Gaddafi seems determined to hang on to power at any expense. But he has already lost control of large swathes of the country, the security forces and bureaucracy, and it is not premature to start planning for a post-Gaddafi Libya.
Taming Libya's mad dog (Commentary)
Daniel Korski and Fabrizio Tassinari - 22 February 2011
If there ever was a need and an opportunity for Europe to show its muscles, Colonel Gaddafi is providing one. The test is a different one for the EU after the turmoil in Tunisia, Egypt and beyond, but European leaders can no longer look the other way.
The Middle East needs Germany (Commentary)
Daniel Korski and Ben Judah - 18 February 2011
The fall of Hosni Mubarak’s regime in Egypt has not so much given Israel a headache as a migraine. Europe - and Germany in particular - needs to play a leading role in reassuring Israel and keeping Middle East peace on track.
Europe must stand behind Egypt's democrats (Commentary)
Emma Bonino and Anthony Dworkin - 04 February 2011
Europe went through its own year of democratic revolutions in 1989, yet its reaction to events in north Africa has lacked passion and purpose. European leaders meeting for a summit in Brussels must seize the opportunity to commit themselves to a strategy that puts them firmly on the side of democracy in the Middle East.
Don't just speak with one voice: Act! (Commentary)
José Ignacio Torreblanca - 01 February 2011
EU member states worry too much about speaking with one voice. But endless unified expressions of 'interest and concern' about the situation in Tunisia and Egypt show that the problem is that others aren't listening because we often have little to say.
by Eman Alhussein - 19th June, 2019
Saudi Arabia is embracing a new nationalism that is transforming domestic politics and the country’s foreign policy
by Jasmine M. El-Gamal - 14th March, 2019
The future of Israeli-Palestinian conflict: towards annexation and illiberalism?
Paris - 19 Jun 19
Nous avons le plaisir de vous inviter à une discussion avec Yehuda Shaul et Hugh Lovatt sur le thème : « The future of Israeli-Palestinian conflict: towards annexation and illiberalism? ».
Accès humanitaire et risques sécuritaires au Sahel
Paris - 14 Jun 19
Nous avons le plaisir de vous inviter à un Black Coffee Morning avec notamment Andrew Lebovich et Lucile Grosjean, sur le thème : « Accès humanitaire et risques sécuritaires au Sahel ».
The Future of Israeli-Palestinian Peace after Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’
Berlin - 13 Jun 19
Discussion of the US 'peace' plan for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and EU's position and role in the peace process.
Turkey's offensive into northeast Syria is moving at an unprecedented pace with grave consequences. Europe's utter irrelevance in the face of US withdrawal from the Turkish/Syrian border has been thrown in to stark light, particularly as it fails to take responsibility for European Isis members in the region. Europes weakness on migration and the refugee crisis as a whole has also been highlighted. What can and should Europe do at this crisis point? As events unfold, Asli Aydıntaşbaş, senior policy fellow with the Wider Europe programme joins host Mark Leonard from Turkey. Mark is also joined by head of ECFR's MENA programme, Julien Barnes-Dacey. Jeremy Shapiro, our research director, provides insight into Trump and Erdoğan's relationship breakdown and what US foreign policy under Trump may continue to look like.
"The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East, 1914-1920" By Eugene Rogan
"The Noise of Time" by Julien Barnes
"Chimera" by Alexandros Yannis
Details of the text message sent by a No.10 source to the Spectator
This podcast was recorded on the 10th of October
Le podcast de notre discussion du mardi 9 juillet « Vers un nouvel hyper-nationalisme saoudien ? », en présence de Eman Al-Hussein, chercheuse associée à l’ECFR, de Fatiha Dazi-Heni, chercheuse à l'Institut de recherche stratégique de l'École militaire (IRSEM)et de Camille Lons coordinatrice du programme Moyen-Orient Afrique du Nord de l’ECFR.
Podcast de notre BCM du 5 mai « Quelle issue pour la situation en Libye ? » en présence de Tarek Megerisi, chercheur au programme MENA de l’ECFR, Mary Fitzgerald, chercheuse et consultante indépendante et Virginie Collombier, professeure à l’Institut universitaire européen (IUE).
Video: Video: The Middle East’s new battlelines
ECFR - 03 May 2019
ECFR’s New Battlelines Project maps Iran’s coalition of allies, regional influence and the counter-coalition that has formed to oppose them.
Podcast de notre discussion du 28 mars « Le retour des combattants terroristes étrangers dans l’Union Européenne » en présence de Marc Hecker, chercheur au Centre des études de sécurité de l’IFRI, Sharon Weill, chercheuse à l'École des affaires internationales (PSIA) de Science Po, Anthony Dworkin, chercheur au programme MENA de l’ECFR et Manuel Lafont Rapnouil, directeur du bureau de Paris de l’ECFR.
Mark Leonard speaks with Andrew Lebovich, Anthony Dworkin and Chloe Teevan, about what the demonstrators want, and EU-Algeria relations.
La Martingale Algérienne, Réflexions sur une crise by Abderrahmane Hadj-Nacer
A History of Algeria by James McDougall
The Battlefield: Algeria 1988-2002, Studies in a Broken Polity by Hugh Roberts
Protests and the ailing president: Algeria's political crisis by Andrew Lebovich
Renewing Europe by Emmanuel Macron
Mark Leonard speaks with Ellie Geranmayeh and Dr Kayhan Barzegar about Mohammad Javad Zarif’s resignation and the current political situation in Iran. The podcast was recorded on 27 February 2019.
Becoming by Michelle Obama
Reading Lolita from Tehran by Azar Nafisi
Let the swords encircle me by Scott Peterson
Podcast de notre discussion du 14 février « Europe-Maghreb : quelle coopération en matière de migration ? » en présence de Tasnim Abderrahim, chercheuse invitée au programme MENA de l’ECFR, Shoshana Fine, coordinatrice du programme Europe Puissance de l'ECFR, Olivier Kaba, responsable d’équipe projets Migrations de l'AFD et Chloe Teevan, coordinatrice du programme MENA de l’ECFR.
Podcast de notre BCM du 5 février « Irak : quels enjeux pour l'Europe ? » en présence de Delphine O, députée La République En Marche, Florence Gaub, directrice adjointe de l'Institut d'études de sécurité de l'Union européenne(EUISS)et modéré par Camille Lons, coordinatrice du programme Afrique du Nord et Moyen-Orient (MENA)de l’ECFR.
Mark Leonard speaks with Asli Aydintasbas, Jeremy Shapiro and Julien Barnes-Dacy about what effect the incident might have on relations between Saudi Arabia, the US and Turkey. The podcast was recorded on the 16 October 2018.
The Jungle Grows Back by Robert Kagan
The River of Doubt by Candice Millard
Lords of the Desert by James Barr
Khashoggi disappearance: Time for an independent investigation by Julien Barnes-Dacey