Publications

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

Special

EU Coalition Explorer

Rethink:Europe - 8 July, 2020

Policy Brief

A return to Africa: Why North African states are looking south

Anthony Dworkin - 3 July, 2020

North African countries, each for their own reasons, are increasingly turning their attention towards sub-Saharan Africa.

Policy Brief

Health sovereignty: How to build a resilient European response to pandemics

Jonathan Hackenbroich, Jeremy Shapiro, and Tara Varma - 29 June, 2020

Europe must improve its early warning systems, supply chain resilience, medical R&D, and cyber security and technology, to act decisively in future emergencies