Political leaders must accept reality and start mapping out realistic interim steps that could improve conditions in the region without abandoning the final goal
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The US must once again play a leading role in the circle of democracies, no longer as a hegemon but as first among equals
ECFR Council member Timothy Garton Ash comments on US leadership after the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan
The assessment and operational errors made by the United States raise a series of fundamental questions about its role in the world
Europe says it wants to be a trusted partner for Africa. But warm words ring hollow if the medical supplies funded by Europe result in discrimination and exclusion.
ECFR Council member Gunilla Carlsson comments on the EU’s digital travel certificate not recognizing Covishield and other WHO-approved vaccines, which leads to a two-tier vaccine system and damages Europe’s credibility across the developing world
Many nations with an imperial vocation always want to be part of something bigger, the nation-state is too small for them, like the Portuguese, the French or the Spanish
This new beginning in the transatlantic relationship is based on a German-American axis. The American President, Joe Biden, played the Merkel card.
Russia overestimates its ability to integrate many countries in a multinational alliance. This Russian strategy forces countries to make a choice.
ECFR Council member Radosław Sikorski reacts to the recently published commentary by Russian President Putin and urges to keep the historical truth in mind
Brexit will keep officials in Brussels and other EU capitals on their toes for years to come. The EU’s mission to uphold the rules-based world and keep chaos out is getting harder by the day.
ECFR Council member Caroline de Gruyter comments on the “sausage war” between the EU and the UK, a confrontation over whether international politics is a matter of law or chaos.
What we need in cross-Channel relations is (…) the courage to change what can be changed, the serenity to accept what cannot be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other
ECFR Council member Timothy Garton Ash draws a conclusion five years on from the Brexit referendum, arguing that both the British and the European Union are weakened
Five years on, then, and it is still not clear that the government can – or even knows how to – deliver to those voters who backed Brexit
ECFR Council member Anand Menon looks back on the past five years since the Brexit referendum