Experts & Staff: Alumni

Daniel Korski

Former Senior Policy Fellow

Daniel Korski used to work for ECFR as Senior Policy Fellow.



By Daniel Korski

  • Curtain time in Kosovo

    Daniel Korski - 11 December, 2007

    After trying to resolve Kosovo's status, diplomats have given up. The U.S and the EU now need to back the compromise proposed by UN Special Envoy Martti Ahtisaari and re-affirm the region's European trajectory.

    On Iran, the wind goes out of the balloon

    Daniel Korski - 4 December, 2007

    The wind seems have gone out of the Bush administration's Iran balloon. But air has been seeping out since the IAEA report in mid-November.

    Steps toward an EU-NATO link

    Daniel Korski - 27 November, 2007

    The EU and NATO have a new opportunity to collaborate in ways that would help both organizations deal with fragile and failing states. But it will require practical steps to overcome ideological opposition to greater cooperation.

    Balkan ghosts still haunt Europe

    Daniel Korski - 20 November, 2007

    Even though Europe's foreign policy reach is now truly global, talks on Kosovo's independence have seen Balkan ghosts return to haunt Europe.

    Two cheers for Gordon Brown's speech

    Daniel Korski - 13 November, 2007

    Gordon Brown has laid out his foreign policy vision, including on Europe. But he missed two key elements: a strong, positive case for enlargement and arguments for the Lisbon Treaty

    Rebuilding a house divided

    Daniel Korski - 6 November, 2007

    The EU is more divided on foreign policy now than during the Iraq War. But a house divided against itself cannot stand.

    US and Iran: It's good to talk

    Daniel Korski - 30 October, 2007

    The U.S and Iran are on a collision course. But both countries' policies are based on misperceptions of each other?s strength.

    In Search of the EU?s Pakistan Policy

    Daniel Korski - 22 October, 2007

    Pakistan's stability is vital to Europe's security. Why, then, does EU?s role in Pakistan bear all the hallmarks of the pre-Maastricht polity it no longer wants to be?

    Burma and Uzbekistan: The EU?s Muddle

    Daniel Korski - 12 October, 2007

    European double-standards on Burma and Uzbekistan will hurt the EU's interests and democracy in both countries.

    Regulating Rambo

    Daniel Korski - 3 October, 2007

    Private Security Companies are indispensable on the modern battle-field, but they need to be regulated. The EU may succeed where national governments and self-regulation have failed.

    Uncle EU Needs You

    Daniel Korski - 1 October, 2007

    Europe should set up a reserve corps of 5 000 trained and equipped civilian specialists ready to be deployed to help in fragile, failing and post-conflict states.

  • Egypt's popular putsch

    Daniel Korski - 26 January, 2012

    It is too early to write off Egypt's revolution. Unlike in the past, politics is now a live issue across the country, and that popular force is a difficult one to control or stop, and even the steps that have been taken now seemed impossible just over a year ago.  

    The year of the HUBRICS

    Daniel Korski - 12 January, 2012

    With Europe and much of the West facing a seemingly painful decline, attention continues to shift to the BRICS and the world's other rising powers. But are these countries overplaying their hands as the cracks begin to show in their economic virility?  

    Without military reform Egypt cannot democratise

    Daniel Korski - 5 July, 2011

    Egypt will struggle to progress towards democracy unless some form of military reform takes place. The first challenge is to make sure that any moves towards reform are palatable to the entrenched interests of Military Inc.  

    Mission manual

    Daniel Korski - 21 March, 2011

    Wars are easy to start, hard to fight, and often harder still to end. Learning the right lessons from past wars, recent and old ones, is absolutely key. In Libya the international community must also keep its focus on political rather than military aims.  

    Kyrgyzstan: Russia?s Rwanda

    Daniel Korski - 18 June, 2010

    Just as France maintained links with its former colonies in Central Africa, Moscow has maintained ties with the former Soviet Republics in Central Asia. In light of the recent violence in its backyard nation of Kyrgyzstan, what lessons can Russia learn from France?s experience…

    Western Balkans: The way out of the EU?s waiting room

    Daniel Korski - 26 May, 2010

    Pre-occupied with its financial troubles, the EU is no longer paying attention to the Western Balkans. As a result it is losing credibility and influence in a region that may slide back towards instability.

    What is a Cleggservative foreign policy?

    Daniel Korski - 12 May, 2010

    Forget reputations. Britain's new coalition government of the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats will temper its foreign policy approach with a healthy dose of pragmatism.

    Nick Clegg and a very European election

    Daniel Korski - 22 April, 2010

    The emergence of Nick Clegg in the British election campaign means Europe is an issue that can no longer be ignored by the other candidates

    Break down these walls

    Richard Gowan, Daniel Korski - 21 April, 2010

    The EU should reinvent its crisis management capabilities / An open letter to the 27 Permanent Representatives to the EU.

    Will Europe rise to the Eyjafjallajokull challenge?

    François Godement, Daniel Korski - 20 April, 2010

    The eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano has created transport chaos, but the EU can lead the way in finding a trans-national solution to a cross-border crisis.

    The EU?s ?slow food? enlargement

    Daniel Korski - 14 April, 2010

    The EU enlargement debate used to be about expanding freedoms and preventing conflict. But a lot of Europeans now think that whatever lies outside the EU?s borders can stay there.

    What kind of interpolar world?

    Daniel Korski - 30 March, 2010

    Two stories about the Middle East ? Israel?s latest settlement plans and Iran?s nuclear programme ? shed more light on the world?s power structure than the pages of a thousand history books.