Dimitar Bechev - 5 December, 2012
Are Turkey and Russia still friends? Critics of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan are often heard fretting about “Putinization” in Turkey, but is the Russian leader a welcome guest in a country that is now the principal supporter of the Syrian opposition?
29 November, 2012
Although EU members have not reached a concensus on recognising Palestine at the United Nations, the arguments in favour of European recognition outweigh the arguments against.
Julien Barnes-Dacey - 20 November, 2012
Economic challenges are fanning new tensions in Jordan
Daniel Levy - 16 November, 2012
What was the assessment that prompted Israel's operation in Gaza and what might that tell us about its intended outcome and trajectory? Of course the timing can be explained with the approaching elections in Israel. But that is only part of the story.
Mark Leonard - 15 November, 2012
Europe needs to take more responsibility in its neighbourhood
by Sajad Jiyad - 28th July, 2020
Europe should help the Kadhimi government undertake political and economic reform, increase its geopolitical autonomy, and take on a greater security role
by Anthony Dworkin - 03rd July, 2020
North African countries, each for their own reasons, are increasingly turning their attention towards sub-Saharan Africa.
by Thierry Brésillon and Hamza Meddeb - 24th June, 2020
The government must build on its response to the pandemic to create a compromise that shares the burden of reform between political actors and interest groups
by Ellie Geranmayeh - 23rd June, 2020
Europeans wish to persuade Iran to compromise on strategic issues – but, unless they understand the dynamics of domestic Iranian politics, they will not get far
by Jean-Baptiste Gallopin - 09th June, 2020
The transition will only succeed if the government stabilises the economy and civilians work hard to tilt the balance of power away from the military.
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
Turkey’s role in the Eastern Mediterranean: Threats of Conflict and Prospects for Dialogue
Berlin - 17 Sep 20
a conversation with Ibrahim Kalin to discuss Turkey’s assertive policy, prospects of dialogue, and implications for Turkish-European relations
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
29 September, 2020
What is the best strategy for de-escalation? Will Europe be able to overcome its internal divisions on East Med?
Ibrahim Kalin | Mark Leonard - 17 September, 2020
Virtual talk on 17 September 2020 with Ibrahim Kalin on Turkey's position in the current Eastern Mediterranean conflict, the risks of military escalation and prospects for a dialogue with Europe.
Hugh Lovatt - 4 September, 2020
In this special ECFR discussion, MENA Policy Fellow Hugh Lovatt interviews Daniel Seidemann, the Founder of Terrestrial Jerusalem and an Israeli attorney that specialises in the geopolitics of contemporary Jerusalem. Together they discuss the recent UAE – Israel…
The attempt of a peace process in Libya is facing several substantial hindrances, where a variety of actors keep on inducing significant upheavals in its territory. Recently Turkey was observed to use Libya more and more as a playing field for its advancements - with some…
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…
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…
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…