Wider Europe

Three fault lines

Pakistan, Congo and Ukraine are three fault lines separating us from the future

The EU and Russia’s gas

The solution to the Russian gas challenge lies not in foreign energy policy but in reform of the European gas market itself

Czechs raise the stakes on Lisbon

All being well with Europe, the Treaty of Lisbon would now have been ready to come into force on 1 January. But all is not well

Russia’s push into wider Europe

With a new US president, what are the prospects for a more united trans-Atlantic position on how to deal with a resurgent Russia and the ?neighbourhood? states in between?

Georgian lessons for EU generals

As the dust of the August war in Georgia begins to settle, the EU is emerging as the nearest thing around to a winner. An article published in E-Sharp!

Belarus after its post-Georgia elections

The EU has eased its visa ban on Belarusian officials. Was this the right move? How far can Belarus, once notorious as the ?last dictatorship in Europe?, really change?

An overly comfortable limbo

Like Greece and Macedonia itself, the EU is too willing to accept Macedonia?s state of limbo

Learning from the EU’s Georgia success

The EU’s Georgia mission is looking like a much-needed, if small ESDP success. But there is still much the EU can learn from its deployment