Policy Brief

Defending Europe’s Economic Sovereignty: new ways to resist economic coercion

Jonathan Hackenbroich; With Janka Oertel, Philipp Sandner, and Pawel Zerka - 20 October, 2020

The EU should move quickly to consider and adopt a suite of tools to protect and enhance European sovereignty in the geo-economic sphere.

Policy Brief

Talking to the Houthis: How Europeans can promote peace in Yemen

Helen Lackner, Raiman Al-Hamdani - 14 October, 2020

European states should now increase conditional engagement with the Houthis, looking to widen political and humanitarian space on the ground.

Policy Brief

Lessons from Belarus: How the EU can support clean elections in Moldova and Georgia

Andrew Wilson - 17 September, 2020

The EU should make use of its significant leverage in Georgia and Moldova to counter their ruling parties’ extensive repertoire of electoral dirty tricks

Policy Brief

The new China consensus: How Europe is growing wary of Beijing

Janka Oertel - 7 September, 2020

In its remaining months, the German Council presidency could use this momentum to create institutional structures to improve the EU’s capacity to act.

Policy Brief

Disorder from Chaos: Why Europeans fail to promote stability in the Sahel

Andrew Lebovich - 26 August, 2020

The Alliance aimed to integrate security, development, and governance perspectives but has struggled to find coherence and effectiveness.

Policy Brief

The Brexit parenthesis: Three ways the pandemic is changing UK politics

Mark Leonard - 12 August, 2020

The shock of covid-19 in Britain may end the culture-wars politics set off by the Brexit referendum

Essay Collection

Europe’s digital sovereignty: From rulemaker to superpower in the age of US-China rivalry

Carla Hobbs (ed.) - 30 July, 2020

The EU cannot continue to rely on its regulatory power but must become a tech superpower in its own right. Referees do not win the game.

Policy Brief

Torn between two allies: How Europeans can reduce Iraqi dependence on Iran and the US

Sajad Jiyad - 28 July, 2020

Europe should help the Kadhimi government undertake political and economic reform, increase its geopolitical autonomy, and take on a greater security role

Policy Brief

The big engine that might: How France and Germany can build a geopolitical Europe

Jana Puglierin, Ulrike Esther Franke - 14 July, 2020

The EU Coalition Explorer survey reveals the importance of Germany and France within the EU, and the impact they can have when they cooperate with each other.

Policy Brief

In sickness and in health: European cooperation during the coronavirus crisis

Pawel Zerka - 8 July, 2020

ECFR research into how EU member states and institutions worked together at the height of covid-19 confirms Germany was the bloc’s undisputed crisis leader