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The authors of this volume would like to thank the Foreign Policy Strategy group whose discerning criticisms and innovative ideas were key to the review process. Their expert comments throughout the drafting process helped to shape and improve the content of this year’s Scorecard. We are particularly indebted to certain members of the group who gave us invaluable detailed comments on parts of the document, notably co-chairs Robert Cooper and Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, as well as Steven Everts, Enrique Mora Benavente, Marc Otte, Albert Rohan, Klaus Scharioth, Volker Stanzel, and Nathalie Tocci.

The European Foreign Policy Scorecard is an ECFR-wide production, and we were lucky to have support from a number of staff members. Aslı Aydıntaşbaş, Mathieu Duchâtel, Manuel Lafont Rapnouil, Almut Möller, Jeremy Shapiro, Angela Stanzel, Vessela Tcherneva, José Ignacio Torreblanca, and Nick Witney all took the time to review the various incarnations of the drafts. Martin Pioch provided research support for the Wider Europe team, and Abigaël Vasselier of the Asia & China team was an indispensable asset.

Thomas Wright, author of the United States component, would like to thank Laura Daniels, Steven Pifer, Matteo Garavoglia, and Alar Olljum. Tuomas Iso-Markku, our researcher for Finland, would like to thank Johannes Lehtinen, who supported his work. Nigar Göksel also deserves thanks from the Scorecard team for providing crucial advice on Turkey-related components.

The practical support provided by the communications and editorial team at ECFR was vitally important for ensuring the quality of the final publication. Hannah Stone’s editing added clarity and consistency to the final text, and Lorenzo Marini improved once more on the design of the Scorecard website. Gareth Davies helped to ensure we hit our deadline and kept the editing on track, while Richard Speight maximised the outreach of our work by providing communications expertise. New design features by Marco Ugolini improved the visual impact of the Scorecard, and James Clasper ensured the accuracy of our text by proofreading all sections.

Any mistakes in the texts remain the responsibility of the authors.