China & Russia

The Eastern Partnership: The road from Vilnius leads to ...?

The Eastern Partnership: The road from Vilnius leads to ...?

09 December 2013
The EU's Eastern Partners are increasingly heterogeneous. Reform-minded Georgia and Moldova deserve support; Ukraine needs tough love. The EU should stand up to Russian pressure.
Ukraine: Edging towards the EU?

Ukraine: Edging towards the EU?

24 October 2013
If Ukraine signs an EU Association Agreement next month, that is only the start. Implementing it will take hard work from Kyiv and support from Brussels.
Is Putin going soft?

Is Putin going soft?

16 October 2013
Vladimir Putin seems to be opening up Russia’s political system, a little. But his hard-line tactics in Russia’s neighbourhood are failing to win friends.
Europe cannot make up its mind about the US pivot

Europe cannot make up its mind about the US pivot

Rem Korteweg
27 September 2013
Two years ago the United States announced a renewed focus on the Asia-Pacific. Its strategic rebalance – also known as the 'pivot' – is driven, among other things, by worries about security. But the EU and its member-states are confused about what this American shift means for their...
Division and indecision over Syria

Division and indecision over Syria

Rem Korteweg
18 September 2013
The Syrian crisis has split Europe and the US. They should push for a common Security Council position, but an ambiguous resolution may lead to military action and further division.
How the EU can help Kerry with Israeli and Palestinian peace talks

How the EU can help Kerry with Israeli and Palestinian peace talks

Clara Marina O'Donnell
07 August 2013
The US convinced Israelis and Palestinians to sign up to new negotiations. The EU's actions helped, and it can do more.
Putin's Russia: Stability and stagnation

Putin's Russia: Stability and stagnation

02 August 2013
Although Russia's economy is slowing, its politics is very stable. Meanwhile the Edward Snowden affair is damaging Moscow's relationship with Washington.
Hope and trials in Myanmar

Hope and trials in Myanmar

Katinka Barysch
26 July 2013
Myanmar is poised between an awful past and a promising but uncertain future. With international help it can tackle its problems and fulfil its potential.
Edward Snowden's '1984'

Edward Snowden's '1984'

24 July 2013
Europe needs a serious debate on privacy and security, not hypocritical outrage about American spying or opportunistic attempts to block transatlantic trade talks.
Challenges of a multipolar world: The United States, India, and the European Uni

Challenges of a multipolar world: The United States, India, and the European Union in the Asia-Pacific

Rohan Mukherjee, Clara Marina O'Donnell
11 July 2013
The German Marshall Fund of the US
As the United States has grown concerned about escalating tensions in the Asia-Pacific and increased its involvement in the region, it has sought to enlist the help of two of the largest economic and military powers in the world: India and Europe.
The CER Commission on the UK and the Single Market

The CER commission on the UK and the EU single market

12 June 2013
The case for British membership of the EU has always rested primarily on the country's participation in the single market. The CER's commission on the UK and the single market will examine whether participation in the EU helps or hinders Britain's economy. If the referendum on EU membership takes place, the commission's report will provide balanced evidence to help the UK make its decision.
Why the has eurozone's recovery been weaker than the US's?

Why has the eurozone's recovery been weaker than the US's?

Philip Whyte
24 May 2013
The eurozone has experienced a much weaker economic recovery than the US since 2009. The reason is that it has made more glaring policy mistakes.
NATO and the costs of star wars

NATO and the costs of star wars

Clara Marina O'Donnell
01 May 2013
Europeans should convince the US to scale back its missile defences ambitions. American defences do not work. They are also creating unnecessary tensions with Russia.
Out of range, out of mind: Is there a role for Europe in the Korean crisis?

Out of range, out of mind: Is there a role for Europe in the Korean crisis?

12 April 2013
The Korean Peninsula is a long way away, but what happens there affects Europe.  In a modest way, the EU can do some good.
The EU and transatlantic relations

The EU and transatlantic relations

Rem Korteweg
15 March 2013
The UK considers its relationship with the United States as central to its foreign policy. Underpinned by strong historical links, the UK-US relationship covers economic ties, diplomacy and security co-operation.
The EU, Russia and China

The EU, Russia and China

15 March 2013
Both Russia and China matter to the UK. Strategically, they are nuclear powers and P-5 countries, with diplomatic interests in many parts of the world.
Freeing the transatlantic economy – prospects, benefits and pitfalls

Freeing the transatlantic economy – prospects, benefits and pitfalls

Philip Whyte
20 February 2013
The EU and the US would benefit from freeing up transatlantic commerce. To succeed, they must agree some rules of engagement and stick to them.
Annual Report 2012

Annual report 2012

08 February 2013
Charles Grant analyses Britain's difficult relationship with the EU and looks back on what the CER did in 2012.