Publications

Policy Brief

Beyond good and evil: Why Europe should bring ISIS foreign fighters home

Anthony Dworkin - 25 October, 2019

EU member states have failed to come up with a coherent policy on how to handle the hundreds of their citizens having travelled to join ISIS in Syria.

Policy Brief

China’s great game in the Middle East

Camille Lons (project editor), Jonathan Fulton, Degang Sun, Naser Al-Tamimi - 21 October, 2019

Europeans should monitor China’s influence on regional stability and political dynamics, especially in relation to surveillance technology and arms sales

Policy Brief

All at sea: Europe’s crisis of solidarity on migration

Shoshana Fine - 14 October, 2019

The European Union’s approach to migration has created a crisis of solidarity.

Policy Brief

False moves: Migration and development aid

Shoshana Fine, Susi Dennison, Richard Gowan - 8 October, 2019

Europe should not confuse development aid’s role in reducing forced migration with that of reducing migration more broadly

Policy Brief

The instinctive multilateralist: Portugal and the politics of cooperation

Susi Dennison and Lívia Franco - 2 October, 2019

The Portuguese hope that the EU can help them tackle the challenges of globalisation: from climate change to cooperation on the impact of freedom of movement

Special

Differentiation Tracker

Hugh Lovatt - 1 October, 2019

ECFR’s Differentiation Tracker provides a snapshot of third state relations with Israel – and the extent to which these contain a clearly defined territorial definition that explicitly excludes Israeli settlements constructed on occupied territory in line with UNSCR…

Policy Brief

Give the people what they want: Popular demand for a strong European foreign policy

Susi Dennison - 10 September, 2019

European voters want to see the European Union come of age as a geopolitical actor and chart its own course

Policy Brief

Three crises and an opportunity: Europe’s stake in multilateralism

Richard Gowan & Anthony Dworkin - 5 September, 2019

Despite the existing crises to the multilateral system, the EU possesses a set of specific strengths needed to actually save the system.

Policy Brief

Border games: Has Spain found an answer to the populist challenge on migration?

Shoshana Fine, José Ignacio Torreblanca - 3 September, 2019

Spain, and Europe, need a new story about migration – it remains to be seen how the country will put this into practice.