Publications

Policy Brief

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

by Beáta Huszka - 07th January, 2020

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

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Web Special

ECFR Annual Foreign Policy Trends

by - 03rd 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

by Ulrike Esther Franke - 18th December, 2019

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

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Web Special

Mapping European leverage in the MENA region

by René Wildangel & Tarek Megerisi & Julien Barnes-Dacey & Anthony Dworkin & Ellie Geranmayeh & Hugh Lovatt - 12th 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 in pursuit of core interests

Policy Brief

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

by Kadri Liik - 19th 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.

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Policy Brief

Sacred struggles: How Islam shapes politics in Mali

by Andrew Lebovich - 01st November, 2019

Religious issues and leadership play an increasingly important role in Mali, but international actors are ill-equipped to understand and analyse this.

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Policy Brief

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

by Anthony Dworkin - 25th 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.

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Policy Brief

China’s great game in the Middle East

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

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

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Policy Brief

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

by Shoshana Fine - 14th October, 2019

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

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Policy Brief

False moves: Migration and development aid

by Shoshana Fine & Susi Dennison & Richard Gowan - 08th October, 2019

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

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