Russia’s goal in its neighbourhood is to regain influence, not to be surrounded by neutral, self-sufficient buffer states
The more meekly the EU handles other powers’ aggressive tactics, the more they will be tempted to imitate each other in novel ways to ignore, challenge, and openly attack European interests
The political moment might seem propitious for a new Yalta, but such a system is likely to create more problems than it solves
It is time for the EU to direct much more of its financial assistance through channels other than highly corrupt governments that consistently violate European norms and standards
The real test of the EU’s power and its strategic sovereignty will be in how it deals with external problems – not least those in its neighbourhood
After the crisis, the EU will face the same geopolitical problems it did before. But, this time, it might need to tackle them with less internal solidarity and external credibility.
For all the accepted wisdom to the contrary, Russia is largely failing to achieve its core foreign policy objectives
Nord Stream 2 is a contentious project – here, ECFR experts weigh in on the debate with an array of opinions on the topic
There’s plenty Europe should do to push back against Russia’s latest attack on Ukraine
Cyber-espionage is business as usual for most great-power governments – so why the growing storm of indignation directed at Russia's cyber activities?