ECFR Council

The EU and Iraq: starting to find a strategy?

The EU is increasingly detached from efforts to stabilise Iraq. But EU governments cannot afford to ignore the situation there, and should use the year ahead to identify strategies to assist Iraq alongside the next US administration.

ECFR Berlin office 2008

A short overview about the themes and some of the projects the Berlin ECFR office will be working on in 2008

On Iran, the wind goes out of the balloon

The wind seems have gone out of the Bush administration’s Iran balloon. But air has been seeping out since the IAEA report in mid-November.

Steps toward an EU-NATO link

The EU and NATO have a new opportunity to collaborate in ways that would help both organizations deal with fragile and failing states. But it will require practical steps to overcome ideological opposition to greater cooperation.

German Foreign Minister addresses ECFR launch

In his keynote address to ECFR’s Berlin launch conference, Frank-Walter Steinmeier called for a stronger and more united European Union foreign policy

Uncle EU Needs You

Europe should set up a reserve corps of 5 000 trained and equipped civilian specialists ready to be deployed to help in fragile, failing and post-conflict states