The Brussels visit of Egypt’s first democratically elected president Mohammed Morsi is a striking reminder of the changes that have swept the Arab world in the last 18 months. Europe should not miss a historic opportunity to rebuild relations with the most important…
Issandr El Amrani - 10 September, 2012
Cairo and Tehran are talking to each other: Iran because it is increasingly isolated, Egypt because it is attempting to reclaim the mantle of regional leadership. Is this an example of Egypt's new foreign policy under Mr Morsi?
Richard Gowan - 8 August, 2012
With Russia due to play a central role in multilateral institutions over the next two years, its obstructionism over Syria does not bode well. However Europeans may find - to their benefit - that it is actually China that calls the shots on the international stage.
- 24 July, 2012
Daniel Levy - 9 July, 2012
Last week, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu eulogized the country's seventh prime minister, Yitzhak Shamir. At first glance the two strike very contrasting profiles yet in terms of ideology and policies, they are probably the two most kindred spirits to have held the…
Anthony Dworkin - 19 June, 2012
Despite President Obama extending its use of drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, the EU has been largely silent on the issue. But European leaders need to press the US to establish credible international standards to govern their use.
Nick Witney - 18 June, 2012
Against the backdrop of Egypt's presidential elections, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) staged a coup d’etat. For Europe, this counter-revolution constitutes a test of whether we have truly learned the lessons of the Arab uprisings.
by Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 28th May, 2020
EU member states can find ways to cooperate with Turkey to support stabilisation in parts of the safe zone, without violating their interests and core principle
by Julien Barnes-Dacey - 21st April, 2020
European governments should pivot to a strategy focused on protecting those societal forces that are still standing and that can help salvage a better future
by Manuel Langendorf - 24th March, 2020
Europeans must help construct the region’s digital infrastructure, to prevent China from popularising its internet governance model there.
by Amel Boubekeur - 27th February, 2020
The Hirak protest movement has revealed flaws in Algeria’s ruling system, which lacks the tools to reinvent itself
by Cinzia Bianco - 25th February, 2020
Europeans can shift the balance of power in the Gulf in their favour by approaching the Gulf through flexible new frameworks
by Raiman al-Hamdani and Helen Lackner - 22nd January, 2020
The European Union should continue to support development and state-building in Yemen and develop platforms on which southerners can achieve self-determination
The War in Yemen and the Southern Question: what can Europe do?
Berlin - 11 Mar 20
Lunch discussion with ECFR and external experts on the Yemen conflict and what Europe can do.
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
Après la Conférence de Berlin, des espoirs de paix en Libye ?
Paris - 22 Jan 20
Nous avons le plaisir de vous inviter à un Black Coffee Morning en présence de Tarek Megerisi, Mary Fitzgerald, Olivier Vallée et Leela Jacinto.
Julien Barnes-Dacey - 20 April, 2020
ECFR Conversation with Ibrahim Kalin, Spokesman and Senior Advisor to the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Chaired by Julien Barnes-Dacey, Director of ECFR’s MENA programme, this conversation assessed the Turkish fight against coronavirus, the…
The ECFR Rome office organized a virtual gathering, moderated by the Head of ECFR Rome Arturo Varvelli, to present the ECFR publication "A Gulf apart: How Europe can gain influence with the Gulf Cooperation Council" with author and ECFR visiting fellow Cinzia Bianco. The…
27 March, 2020
Last week’s episode saw our experts dissecting the coronavirus’ implications for Europe. In today's episode, we’re breaking down how the crisis is unfolding in the rest of the world. From the Middle East to Russia and Asia, and all over across the Atlantic…
The European Union faces a multi-crisis situation at the moment. As the conflict in Idlib and the circumstances at the Greek-Turkish border has erupted, Europe seems to have troubles to respond to latest developments in the Syrian war and threats from Turkey. Host Mark Leonard…
When US-President Donal Trump revealed his much-awaited plan for peace for Israel and Palestine it was set to solve one of the world's longest-running conflict. But this “deal of the century” was not met with the same enthusiasm in Palestine as it was seen on…
Ellie Geranmayeh - 10 February, 2020
Lunch discussion to mark the launch of ECFR's newest paper "War and pieces: Political divides in southern Yemen". International attention to the Yemeni conflict has shifted in recent months from the Saudi-led war against the Houthis in the north and west of…
24 January, 2020
Anthony Dworkin stands in for our usual host, Mark Leonard, to de-brief the Berlin Conference on Libya. Together with the ECFR’s experts Asli Aydıntaşbaş, Tarek Megerisi and Arturo Varvelli, he discusses Europe’s attempt to get back in the game in…
Ellie Geranmayeh - 21 January, 2020
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…
6 January, 2020
With the US-killing of the Iranian military leader, Qassem Soleimani, the Middle East has been yet again sent in the heart to geopolitical uncertainty and frenzy. What does the killing mean for the future of the region, the Iran Nuclear Deal and the US role within it? Was there…
Ellie Geranmayeh - 5 December, 2019
Over a year into the Trump administration's "maximum pressure" campaign against Iran, the re-imposition of sanctions have not only placed in jeopardy the Iran nuclear deal, but also hit the Iranian economy. The panel consisting of Esfandyar Batmanghelidj(Founder, Bourse…
Ellie Geranmayeh - 14 November, 2019
Recording of the Lunch Discussion analysing Yemen's role in the current Gulf crisis and how recent regional developments will have an impact on the UN-coordinated peace process. Almost a year after the widely praised UN-sponsored Stockholm Agreement, there have been…
In this episode, live from Brussels, Ellie Geranmayeh is standing in for our host Mark Leonard to discuss Iran’s further withdrawal from the 2015 Nuclear Agreement. After the Iran Strategy Meeting meeting, she met with Hossein Mousavian (Princeton University), Ilan…