ECFR Council

Good Intentions, Bad Outcomes

Last year’s Congo crisis brought home the EU’s limitations as a global power. Will it accept them or try to overcome them? Richard Gowan discusses.

How MEPs can help save the UN Human Rights Council

A European Parliament debate on the EU?s role on the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) comes at an embarrassing moment

The EU cannot accept defeat in Congo

If the EU or the UN send in substantial reinforcements, rebel leader Laurent Nkunda might pre-empt them by seizing Goma and take peacekeepers hostage

Georgian lessons for EU generals

As the dust of the August war in Georgia begins to settle, the EU is emerging as the nearest thing around to a winner. An article published in E-Sharp!.

Europe’s UN human rights problem

There are clear signs that the EU’s influence at the UN is declining in one of the areas on which it is most united: human rights

Die Choreographie stimmte

From a German perspective, the Mediterranean Union seems to have launched surprisingly well. An article in German.