• Insight by Stephen Tindale, 08 August 2012

    The world's longest running democracy would be a welcome member, but the EU should not lower standards on fishing or whaling to encourage Iceland to join.

  • Policy brief by Edward Burke, 04 July 2012

    The EU's new diplomatic service has been widely criticised. Although the EEAS has achieved more than many acknowledge, it can still do a lot better.

  • Opinion piece by Edward Burke
    The New York Times, 11 June 2012

    Like him or loathe him over his stance on Syria, Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, is a better diplomat than most. Experience counts, and Lavrov has spent almost three decades at the United Nations.

  • Opinion piece by Charles Grant
    Cumhuriyet, 11 June 2012

    Interview with Charles Grant in Turkish on 'Turkey should focus on working more closely with the EU in specific areas, rather than the accession process.' Please see attachment.

  • Bulletin article by Edward Burke, 25 May 2012

    Western policy towards Syria is a mess and needs to be rethought before it is too late. Lebanon is sliding into conflict and jihadist and other extremist groups have increased their presence in both countries.

  • Opinion piece by Edward Burke
    Le Temps, 28 February 2012

    Sans doute Moscou fait-il de la realpolitik en s’opposant à un projet de résolution du Conseil de sécurité exigeant le départ de Bachar el-Assad. Toutefois, la diplomatie russe a raison de penser qu’un tel texte serait intenable.

  • Insight by Edward Burke, 17 February 2012

    The Kremlin may be playing realpolitik and taking pride in blocking the West in Syria, but it has drawn attention to some weaknesses in Western diplomacy.

  • Opinion piece by Charles Grant
    EU Observer, 16 December 2011

    Dear EU leaders,

    We are seriously concerned about the impact that the current eurozone debt crisis is having on the external relations of the Union.