The old deal is no longer on offer, and continuing to rely on it is a dangerous irresponsibility
The Conference on the Future of Europe should lead to tangible results in redefining the European framework, its institutions and their competences
Marco Saracco’s comment on the possible scenarios after the Conference on the Future of Europe
The open structure of Open Ran increases the number of vulnerabilities that cyber attackers can exploit
[…] what stands out is that Merkel was able like no other to bring the European heads of state and government to the table and negotiate with them until a viable solution was found for all
A majority of Europeans also want to see the EU scale-up its sharing-vaccines commitments, either before, or as soon as its own vulnerable population has been immunized against Covid
Maybe she went too far to keep the EU together
How the EU handles the launch of its vaccination certificate and how it prepares for the next episodes of vaccine diplomacy will have a major impact on the bloc’s reputation
Tefta Kelmendi, Joanna Hosa and Nicu Popescu write about write about how the pandemic has damaged the EU’s image and what the bloc can do to win the next round of vaccine diplomacy
If passivity and strategic indecision continue, European policymakers risk falling into new forms of dependency that the Chinese leadership is deliberately creating
ECFR’s policy experts examine what the Taliban takeover means for countries and regions around the world: Europe, the US, the Middle East, Russia, China, Iran, Turkey, and the Sahel
New technologies are a significant force shaping international relations. If the EU wants to be more than a mediator between the US and China, it will need to change its mindset.
The anti-coercion instrument needs to enable countermeasures that are both effective and credible; if it does not, this could carry more risks than benefits
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
The covid-19 pandemic has brought forward a new agenda for multilateralism, focused on areas including global health, economic recovery, climate, technology, and trade
As climate action becomes more material to economic interests, Europe and China will both compete and cooperate with each other, against the backdrop of an overarching systemic rivalry
To manage in this new world, the EU and its members need to embark on a broad-based effort to recover their strategic sovereignty
The EU’s tendency to shy away from security issues has helped make covert operations and military threats Russia’s tools of choice in the region
To achieve greater sovereignty, Europe needs to push back against rival powers, build leverage in armed conflicts, and be more effective in supporting reform
Europe should upgrade its security activities, and seize the moment to push multilateral institutions up the agenda. But it will be Europe’s connectivity agenda that provides the golden thread running through its foreign policy and its other objectives in the region.
Hand-wringing over Europe’s supposed failure to step up in Afghanistan ignores the fact that Europeans were principally there to support the US
There are at least six reasons why public opinion on foreign policy should matter more today than it did in the past
The future of the FCAS fighter jet now likely lies with the German Greens. If they enter government this year, the end could be nigh for the Franco-German project.
Faced with a growing Sino-American rivalry and a world in which US power may be diminishing, Portugal will have to decide how to maintain its traditional Atlanticism while increasingly focusing on Europe
The EU has an opportunity to become a key strategic actor on global health – by upgrading its observer status within the WHO, making even greater financial contributions to the organisation, and working in coordination with the United States
Mark Leonard and Jeremy Shapiro predict ten bright and bold policy projections for the year to come
As president of the European Council, Portugal’s foreign policy intray is full to brimming – but the country has numerous strengths to bring to bear
European strategic sovereignty means the capacity to preserve and foster human rights, liberal democracy, multilateralism, and a social and green market economy in an interdependent and complex world
This could be the moment to build a more balanced transatlantic relationship, with Europeans showing the US where we need it to engage, and how – rather than simply waiting for cues from Washington
The EU has a good story to tell. To tell it better, its leaders need to learn from Joe Biden and take a risk on showing themselves to be vulnerable human beings.
To fulfil its true potential, the EU needs to end its strategic cacophony and focus on capability building
What are different models for thinking about global order? How do ideas about war shape what statesmen and -women do?
How can the Portuguese presidency strengthen European strategic autonomy?
When Biden enters the White House, he will look for a Europe that brings solutions rather than problems. Europeans should show they can be an equal partner & offer him a new transatlantic bargain.
How much impact does the future US president have on the very concept of European sovereignty? Will the idea and initiatives to build more strategic autonomy in Europe be put back to bed with Joe Biden in the White House?
European countries are increasingly coming under threat of economic coercion from great powers, as outlined in the latest ECFR’s policy brief. But what do we…
Europe’s digital transformation and sovereignty has become a question of existential importance. But what does it actually mean to be digital sovereign? Host Mark Leonard…