The Egyptian regime has become somewhat more open to discussing matters such as human rights than Western capitals sometimes assume
A majority of European citizens believe a new cold war with both China and Russia is under way – but they mostly do not think that their own country is involved
Russia’s capacity to carry out large-scale military operations against Black Sea states allows it to coerce and extort them
Paradoxically, to fulfil many Europeans’ expectations, Berlin will need to revise the principles of Merkelism that created this trust
Europe’s covid-19 experience has been a tale of two pandemics – and the differences in each story could haunt the continent for many years to come
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
Beijing instrumentalises its fishing fleet for geopolitical gain, as evidenced by its policy on the South China Sea. Europe cannot be a bystander on the issue.
Lebanon is home to key strategic interests for the EU, which does not want another failed state on the Mediterranean
European policymakers should set up high-profile national institutions that are charged with tackling corruption and capable of working within an international network
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.