Critics consider us weak and divided. But with political will and public support, we could finally get our act together.
Timothy Garton Ash
When President Barack Obama comes to London next week, he will find one great power missing at the world's summit table: Europe. The US and China may end up carrying on as a G2.
Our vital interests from energy to security cry out for a new, fully European Ostpolitik - and one nation holds the key
Timothy Garton Ash looks at how the EU has appeared divided in both Gaza and the gas crisis
As Britain moves to ratify the Lisbon treaty, EU politicians are wrong to threaten Ireland. We're all in the same boat.
Our continent's diversity should let us promote freedom without the taint of Bush's neocon project imposed by force
The Russian presidential election is such a cliffhanger. Will it be the rising star Dmitry "Obamovich" Medvedev? Or the veteran Gennady "McCainovich" Zyuganov? Aren't we on the edge of our seats?
In itself, the treaty will do nothing to convince Europe's citizens, or the rest of the world, of what the EU is good for. But it will help the EU to do things that may convince them.
The EU waffles while Washington and Tehran move towards war. Yet Europe has a big stick if it is willing to use it
For all the ‘sovereignty’ it has gained, post-Brexit Britain will be trapped in a future of permanent negotiation
The populists of Budapest and Warsaw are blackmailing the EU over the rule of law. They cannot be allowed to succeed.
The future of a diminished superpower now lies in being part of a wider network of democracies
The EU is in the country’s DNA. But global threats mean a strong transatlantic Western alliance has never been more vital
However uncertain the road ahead, these protests show how authoritarianism ultimately subverts itself
Angela Merkel’s triumph in brokering an EU covid-19 recovery package could mark the resurgence of a shared political dream
Liberal democracies must learn the lessons of the past by thinking long-term, applying a strong moral code – and avoiding hubris
The coronavirus crisis could lead us to the best of times. It could lead us to the worst of times.
One member state has become a dictatorship as others spiral into debt. Germany must lead the European Union through the coronavirus crisis
The key to European power projection isn’t institutional reform, it’s a shift in attitude and a willingness to cooperate.
In the first in our mini-series on the events of 1989, host Mark Leonard is joined by very special guest Timothy Garton Ash, historian and…
In the second of two podcasts examining possible sanctions against Vladimir Putin's Russia, following Moscow's actions in Crimea, Timothy Ash looks at the possible…