Can Europe learn the language of power? Anna Nadibaidze reviews Hans Kribbe’s book about the E.U.’s encounters with strongmen. … More Book Review: “The Strongmen: European Encounters with Sovereign Power” by Hans Kribbe
As protests against Belarusian President Lukashenko continue, Anna Nadibaidze argues that the EU should take a stronger stance to support the opposition. … More Belarus is at a Crossroads. Europe Should Support the Side of Democracy.
In the midst of the pandemic, Macron and Merkel have come together on an EU recovery plan. Ronja Ganster explains why Franco-German collaboration shouldn’t end there. … More Can the Pandemic Revive Relations Between Macron and Merkel?
A controversial 2016 deal between Turkey and the E.U. has slowed the flow of refugees to Europe. But as recent violence in Greece reminds us, the crisis is far from over. … More Note to Brussels: The Refugee Crisis Isn’t Over Yet.
Has Macron’s honeymoon come to an end? Marianne Gros explains what the president’s public outburst on Bastille Day means for French foreign policy. … More The End of Macron’s ‘Politics of Seduction’
Despite warnings about the E.U.’s impending demise, things on the continent are looking up. Madeline McSherry explains why Europeans should celebrate without getting complacent. … More Why Europe Should Enjoy the Honeymoon But Keep it Short
World peace through sequins? Alexandra Vlada explores what Eurovision voting can teach us about international relations. … More The International Politics of Eurovision
Who’s to blame for the rise of right-wing, nationalist leaders?
The Left, argues Alexandra Vlada. … More By Not Listening, the Left Let the Likes of Marine Le Pen Flourish
Amid the uncertainty around Brexit, people are turning to simplistic metaphors to describe and explain what will happen. But such language isn’t providing clarity: it’s limiting our ability to imagine peace in Europe, argues Madeline McSherry. … More Tragic Divorce or WWII? Understanding Brexit Through Metaphors