All posts in Perspectives

  • Idlib chaos: The latest test for Turkish-Russian ties
    March 1, 2020, by Asli Aydintasbas of the ECFR

    Eight long years of proxy war between Turkey and the Syrian regime have now morphed into direct confrontation between the two sides. In recent weeks, battle has raged for control […]

  • The makings of a ‘geopolitical’ European Commission
    November 29, 2019, by Mark Leonard of the ECFR

    On December 1, Ursula von der Leyen will finally take office as president of the European Commission. She has promised to lead a commission that will avoid a scenario in […]

  • Comment: Tourism and the missing word ‘Bulgaria’
    November 26, 2019, by Mark Thomas

    As winter draws nearer, tourism folk seem more concerned with the ongoing fallout from the collapse of tour operating giant Thomas Cook and the perceived potential impact that will have […]

  • Borrell will face centrifugal forces in the Balkans
    October 11, 2019, by Vessela Tcherneva

    Balkans countries are likely happy with all the attention they have received in recent weeks. Josep Borrell, the European Union’s high representative-designate for foreign affairs and security policy, commented that […]