Human Rights

A confused EU cannot fight racism

The debacle in the UN could be the precursor of more clashes over human rights, with Europe as a target

What’s Left?

The neo-liberal discourse dominant in the last three decades has collapsed. But what is the state of the European Left?

Why Gaddafi should look to Europe

The African Union could lean a lot from the EU if it wants to become a serious union of African states

Hugging the panda

There is nothing wrong in engaging China rather than antagonizing her: but Europe must coordinate its human rights policy towards Beijing

In defence of democracy promotion

Democracy promotion itself needs promoters – and, with judicious diplomacy, this year’s presidents of the EU could do much to change mindsets and reduce Europe’s ambivalence

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.