• Insight by Clara Marina O'Donnell, 06 July 2012

    Europeans are less willing to use military force than their US allies. But they are still making significant contributions to global stability.

  • 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.

  • Report by Charles Grant, 29 February 2012

    Will the 'multipolar' world have strong international institutions, or will balance-of-power politics prevail? The attitudes of Russia and China will be crucial.

  • Opinion piece by Charles Grant
    Financial Times, 02 August 2011

    In Moscow, the speculation about Russia’s next president is becoming tedious. Dmitry Medvedev has made it clear he would like to run again, but most people think Vladimir Putin, prime minister, will be the official candidate and win March’s election.

  • Opinion piece by Tomas Valasek
    International Herald Tribune, 26 January 2011

    You might call it the Obama paradox: Atlanticists on both sides of the ocean were certain that this president, inaugurated two years ago, would renew the transatlantic alliance.

  • Insight by Charles Grant, 30 July 2010

    When I visited China a year ago, I was struck by the strong feeling among many foreign firms there that the business environment was getting tougher. Western businessmen complained, in particular, about discrimination against foreigners.

  • Insight by Tomas Valasek, 08 July 2010

    There are growing signs that Russia’s relations with NATO are on the mend. Senior Russian thinkers, some close to the government, have been cautiously talking up the possibility of Russia joining the alliance, as have several western officials and think-tanks (including the CER.)

  • Policy brief by Joanna Buckley, 27 April 2010

    The EU and its governments make a substantial financial, civilian and military contribution to Afghanistan - yet European influence in the country is limited. For too long the EU has had too many offices and representatives there, sometimes working at cross purposes.