Foreign policy & defence

Don't mention Beijing: The EU and Asia's maritime security

Don't mention Beijing: The EU and Asia's maritime security

Rem Korteweg
27 May 2015
With tensions rising in the South China Sea, Europe should intensify its dialogue with south-east Asia about maritime security.
Iran deal

After a deal: How to keep Iran honest?

Rem Korteweg
22 May 2015
If a nuclear agreement with Iran is reached, the hard work begins: Europe should help contain Tehran’s regional influence while working with it too.

The Riga Summit: Enter, pursued by a bear

18 May 2015
The future of the EU’s Eastern Partnership is uncertain. Though it is under pressure from Russian hostility and EU apathy,  it can and should be saved.
Two cheers for Ukraine

Two cheers for Ukraine

30 April 2015
Ukraine’s reforms are advancing, but the Minsk peace deal is hard to implement; the military situation is threatening; and the economy is tottering. The EU should help more.
EU migrants

Dead in the water: Fixing the EU’s failed approach to Mediterranean migrants

Camino Mortera-Martinez, Rem Korteweg
23 April 2015
The humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean forces the EU to act. It should reform its asylum policy and take action in Libya, not resort to half measures.
Security in the age of austerity: You get what you pay for

Security in the age of austerity: You get what you pay for

08 April 2015
Europe’s neighbourhood is too dangerous for decisions on defence budgets to be left to austerity-minded finance ministers. The UK should set a good example.
It’s the geopolitics, stupid: Why TTIP matters

It’s the geopolitics, stupid: Why TTIP matters

Rem Korteweg
02 April 2015
TTIP’s benefits for Europe’s foreign policy should play a larger role in Europe’s debate about the trade talks.
Frozen: The politics and economics of sanctions against Russia

Frozen: The politics and economics of sanctions against Russia

Christian Odendahl, Ian Bond, Jennifer Rankin
16 March 2015
Western sanctions are hurting Russia more than Europe. They will remain an essential tool to prevent a strong and aggressive Russia dominating its neighbours.
Russia's war

Russia's war in Ukraine: Is Minsk the end, or just the start?

13 February 2015
Putin was the winner in Minsk. Fighting in Ukraine is paused, not finished. Ukraine must reform faster, while the West adapts to confrontation with Russia.
Annual report 2014

Annual report 2014

Charles Grant, Ian Bond, Simon Tilford
02 February 2015
Charles Grant discusses three challenges facing the EU in 2015: the combined problems of Russia and Ukraine; the continuing fragility of the eurozone; and the growing risk of Brexit.
Mogherini's mission

Mogherini's mission: Four steps to make EU foreign policy more strategic

Rem Korteweg
19 January 2015
EU foreign policy can become more strategic‎ with bureaucratic changes, a new security strategy and more committed capitals.
EU-Israel relations

EU-Israel relations: Confrontation or co-operation?

Yehuda Ben-Hur Levy
18 December 2014
The EU’s decision to get tougher on Israel’s settlements can damage beneficial co-operation. Steps can be taken in order to manage these tensions.
Ukraine after the elections

Ukraine after the elections: Democracy and the barrel of a gun

27 November 2014
Ukraine’s elections were good news, but there is plenty of bad: political, economic and military.
Hungary and the West: We need to talk about Viktor

Hungary and the West: We need to talk about Viktor

Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska, Ian Bond
26 November 2014
Hungary under Viktor Orban is backsliding on democratic values. Member-states need to look for ways to bring Orban back into liberal European mainstream.
Iran nuclear talks: Patience is a virtue

Iran nuclear talks: Patience is a virtue

Rem Korteweg
13 November 2014
The EU and US should extend the nuclear negotiations with Iran. The falling oil price could pressure Tehran to compromise.
Ukraine, Russia and the EU

Ukraine, Russia and the EU

30 September 2014
So long as Ukraine’s state and economy remain weak, Russia may be tempted into making further incursions. The West must therefore help to strengthen the country.
No easy choices: Realpolitik in Mesopotamia

No easy choices: Realpolitik in Mesopotamia

Rem Korteweg
26 September 2014
To fight ISIS, the West will have to engage with its friends in the region, and its foes.
Bulletin issue 98

Issue 98 - 2014

Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska, Christian Odendahl, John Springford, Rem Korteweg
26 September 2014