An Iraq that has diverse regional relationships is more likely to be stable and secure, in line with European interests in the Middle East
The EU has the ambition and potential to become a sovereign digital power, but it lacks an all-encompassing strategy for the sector, in which individual governments are still the key players
Member states are not divided into two diametrically opposed camps. This makes the implementation of the European Green Deal an intricate puzzle – yet achievable.
Most Europeans rejoiced at Joe Biden’s victory in the US presidential election, but they do not think he can help America make a comeback as the pre-eminent global leader
To prosper and maintain their independence in a world of geopolitical competition, the EU needs to learn to think like a geopolitical power
This initiative harnesses surveys of experts, open data sources, and government statistics to analyse cohesion and cooperation in the European Union
Through polling in EU member states, ECFR’s analysis seeks to unlock shifting coalitions in Europe that favour a more internationally engaged union
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Europe should support the recent Iranian-Saudi talks in Baghdad as an opportunity to help stabilise the Middle East, despite risk of that engagement being derailed
As the Turkish president continues his delicate balancing act between the US and Russia, the crisis in Ukraine presents new opportunities for Ankara's transatlantic credentials
Berlin can make its climate action more ambitious – and galvanise its European partners at the same time
By cancelling Palestine’s first elections in 15 years, President Mahmoud Abbas has relinquished Palestinian democracy and national reunification, and is setting the stage for future turmoil
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Kelly Petillo comments on the uncoordinated response to the wave of violence in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
ECFR Board member Ivan Krastev on US President Biden’s choice between hypocrisy and realism when assembling a coalition of democratic governments to contain the rise of authoritarian powers.
Janka Oertel comments on an article stressing the need for a stronger EU-India partnership.
For the time being, the UAE’s interests in relation to Israel are more strategic than tactical, says Cinzia Bianco.
Regional organisations have proliferated in Africa, with many organisations attempting to address similar issues in similar parts of the continent. Europeans should take stock of the situation they have helped create.
The EU urgently needs to incorporate the concept and reality of the ‘protected home market advantage’ into its thinking on China
The covid-19 pandemic has brought forward a new agenda for multilateralism, focused on areas including global health, economic recovery, climate, technology, and trade
The EU and the US have a decisive role to play in ensuring the electoral process succeeds. In doing so, they can support Palestinian political renewal and improve prospects for a sustainable peace agreement with Israel.
A planned ‘coronavirus tax’ on revenues and attacks on foreign-owned media threaten to cut away democracy piece by piece