Publications

Policy Brief

Europe’s pandemic politics: How the virus has changed the public’s worldview

Ivan Krastev, Mark Leonard - 24 June, 2020

New research reveals that the crisis has revolutionised citizens’ perceptions of global order – scrambling the distinctions between nationalism and globalism

Policy Brief

Reviving the revolutionaries: How Trump’s maximum pressure is shifting Iran’s domestic politics

Ellie Geranmayeh - 23 June, 2020

Europeans wish to persuade Iran to compromise on strategic issues – but, unless they understand the dynamics of domestic Iranian politics, they will not get far

Special

European Solidarity Tracker

Claire Busse, Rafael Loss, Jana Puglierin, Marlene Riedel, Pawel Zerka, Ulrike Esther Franke - 11 June, 2020

The European Solidarity Tracker collects and displays instances of pan-European solidarity throughout the coronavirus crisis.

Policy Brief

Bad company: How dark money threatens Sudan’s transition

Jean-Baptiste Gallopin - 9 June, 2020

The transition will only succeed if the government stabilises the economy and civilians work hard to tilt the balance of power away from the military.

Policy Brief

A new Gaza: Turkey’s border policy in northern Syria

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 28 May, 2020

EU member states can find ways to cooperate with Turkey to support stabilisation in parts of the safe zone, without violating their interests and core principle

Special

Deep sea rivals: Europe, Turkey, and new eastern Mediterranean conflict lines

Asli Aydıntaşbaş, Julien Barnes-Dacey, Cinzia Bianco, John V. Bowlus, Hugh Lovatt, Tarek Megerisi, Michaël Tanchum - 21 May, 2020

The eastern Mediterranean is becoming ever more perilous as geopolitical fault lines steadily enmesh the region. These rifts emerge from the Cyprus ‘frozen conflict’, competition for valuable gas fields, and the increasingly entangled wars in Libya and Syria.

Policy Brief

The meaning of systemic rivalry: Europe and China beyond the pandemic

Andrew Small - 13 May, 2020

The crisis is intensifying demands for Europe to puts its China policy on a more open, accountable, and values-based footing

Policy Brief

The post-coronavirus world is already here

Josep Borrell - 30 April, 2020

The pandemic will likely magnify existing geopolitical dynamics and test the strength of Europe’s democratic systems.

Policy Brief

A problem shared: Russia and the transformation of Europe’s eastern neighbourhood

Dumitru Minzarari and Vadim Pistrinciuc - 23 April, 2020

Failure to strengthen Eastern Partnership states could strengthen Russia and allow authoritarianism to diffuse westward into the EU

Policy Brief

Society max: How Europe can help Syrians survive Assad and coronavirus

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 21 April, 2020

European governments should pivot to a strategy focused on protecting those societal forces that are still standing and that can help salvage a better future