Kosovo’s imminent independence – while the right course – raises difficult questions about some elements of the European project
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.
A short overview about the themes and some of the projects the Berlin ECFR office will be working on in 2008
In itself, the treaty will do nothing to convince Europe’s citizens, or the rest of the world, of what the EU is good for. But it will help the EU to do things that may convince them.
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.
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.
In his keynote address to ECFR’s Berlin launch conference, Frank-Walter Steinmeier called for a stronger and more united European Union foreign policy
The EU waffles while Washington and Tehran move towards war. Yet Europe has a big stick if it is willing to use it
Auf Deutsch k?nnte man sagen: die ?Europ?ische Gesellschaft f?r Ausw?rtige Beziehungen?
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