In a special event hosted by ECFR the UN Secretary-General António Guterres calls on Europe to continue to lead by example on climate change
Taiwan’s experience with fighting the coronavirus has shown that there is a way in overcoming pandemics without sacrificing fundamental values like democracy, freedom and human rights
Opening remarks from Heiko Maas, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany, at ECFR Virtual Annual Council Meeting 2020, held on 29-30 June
How is the coronavirus crisis reshaping India’s geopolitics? Amid tensions with China, the US' global withdrawal as well as hyper-globalisation, C. Raja Mohan, Director of the Insitute of South Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore, calls for a new compact between India and the West to produce a new world order for the 21st century.
In his latest paper "Black Swans, Dragon Kings and Gray Rhinos", best-selling author and renowned historian Niall Ferguson explains what the First World War and the outbreak of covid-19 have in common. What socio-economic, political and geopolitical lessons can we draw as we face the consequences of the coronavirus?
Has the coronavirus been Europe’s ‘Hamiltonian’ moment?
What will the future of Africa-Europe relations look like? Will there be opportunities for a renewed partnership? Carlos Lopes, African Union High Representative for Partnerships with Europe and Professor at the Mandela School of Public Governance at the University of Cape Town shares his view from Africa on the evolving international order, geopolitical trends, and the impact on EU-Africa relations in a post-COVID-19 world
"Now is the time for realism, cooperation, compromise and a common vision. This is really a bad crisis. But in the midst of chaos, there is always an opportunity."
What kind of role do emotions play in the response to covid-19? How could the pandemic contaminate Europe's democracy when illiberal populists use it to seize more power?
What lessons can we draw from post pandemic’s to prepare our politics, economies and societies for the future? Frank Snowden, Professor Emeritus of History and History of Medicine at Yale University, explores them in this week’s Quarantimes