Policy Brief

Digital stability: How technology can empower future generations in the Middle East

Manuel Langendorf - 24 March, 2020

Europeans must help construct the region’s digital infrastructure, to prevent China from popularising its internet governance model there.

Policy Brief

Networks of impunity: Corruption and European foreign policy

Chris Raggett - 3 March, 2020

European policymakers should aim to catch up with, and overtake, their US counterparts on anti-money laundering regulation and enforcement

Policy Brief

Demonstration effects: How the Hirak protest movement is reshaping Algerian politics

Amel Boubekeur - 27 February, 2020

The Hirak protest movement has revealed flaws in Algeria’s ruling system, which lacks the tools to reinvent itself

Policy Brief

A Gulf apart: How Europe can gain influence with the Gulf Cooperation Council

Cinzia Bianco - 25 February, 2020

Europeans can shift the balance of power in the Gulf in their favour by approaching the Gulf through flexible new frameworks

Policy Brief

War and pieces: Political divides in southern Yemen

Helen Lackner, Raiman Al-Hamdani - 22 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

Policy Brief

The power of perspective: Why EU membership still matters in the Western Balkans

Beáta Huszka - 7 January, 2020

The EU should demonstrate its commitment to the Western Balkans by encouraging countries there to resolve their outstanding disputes


ECFR Annual Foreign Policy Trends

3 January, 2020

Every January, Mark Leonard and Jeremy Shapiro predict the trends and events that will shape the world in the year to come. They also review and self-evaluate the accuracy of their predictions from the previous year.

Policy Brief

Not smart enough: The poverty of European military thinking on artificial intelligence

Ulrike Esther Franke - 18 December, 2019

Failing to coordinate properly in the AI area could threaten future European defence cooperation, including PESCO and the European Defence


Mapping European leverage in the MENA region

René Wildangel, Tarek Megerisi, Julien Barnes-Dacey, Anthony Dworkin, Ellie Geranmayeh, Hugh Lovatt - 12 December, 2019

Turmoil in the Middle East and north Africa directly affects Europeans. Yet their influence in the region has never been weaker. This project maps Europe’s role across the Middle East and north Africa, making the case that Europeans can do more to leverage their influence…

Policy Brief

The last of the offended: Russia’s first post-Putin diplomats

Kadri Liik - 19 November, 2019

Russia’s new generation of foreign policy professionals bring with them a shift in attitudes that challenges centrality of “the West” in Russian foreign policy.