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Past articles by Mark:

United West, divided from the rest: Global public opinion one year into Russia’s war on Ukraine

New polling for ECFR reveals the West is consolidating – while facing an increasingly post-Western world, in which powers such as India and Turkiye are readier than ever to act independently → Read More

The European war project

For the European project to stay the same, everything must change → Read More

Lessons for a post-Ukraine world with Fareed Zakaria

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Peace versus Justice: The coming European split over the war in Ukraine

New ECFR research reveals that Europeans are split about the long-term goals of the war in Ukraine. Unless political leaders find a new language to bridge the gap between emerging “Peace” and “Justice” camps, Europe could become polarised between – and within – countries. → Read More

The birth of geopolitical Europe: In conversation with Josep Borrell

With the EU's High Representative as our honoured guest, the panel will explore the birth of a geopolitical Europe and the new dimensions of European power with a focus on the tech, economic, and security terrains → Read More

Will Putin unite Europe?

Across Europe, national attitudes toward the Russian threat against Ukraine reflect a broad array of concerns and historical experiences. Yet underlying Europeans’ differences are key shared interests that they are increasingly willing to defend. → Read More

The crisis of European security: What Europeans think about the war in Ukraine

Europeans are united around three key ideas about the war in Ukraine. The crisis will likely test their readiness to defend the European security order. → Read More

System failure: The causes of humanitarian crises

Humanitarian crises in places like Afghanistan, Yemen or Ethiopia are not only a reflection of internal turmoil – but mirror a much grander development: system failure → Read More

Top 10 foreign policy trends for 2022

Mark Leonard and Jeremy Shapiro predict ten bright and bold policy projections for the year 2022 → Read More

2022: The road to recovery (again)

Mark Leonard and Jeremy Shapiro predict ten bright and bold policy projections for the year 2022 → Read More

The Rule-Maker Race by Mark Leonard

Mark Leonard thinks the decisive conflicts in the coming years will be over who sets global standards and norms. → Read More

The Age of Unpeace: Therapy for internationalists

Join us on this journey to a more therapeutic approach to international relations. The mini-series brings you five special episodes with guests including today’s Dan Drezner, Marietje Schaake, and Anne Marie Slaughter. → Read More

The Power Atlas – European Council on Foreign Relations

Power is now defined by control over flows of people, goods, money, and data, and via the connections they establish. Only states that see the new map of geopolitical power clearly will be able to control the modern world. → Read More

Why COP26 Will Fail by Mark Leonard

UN Climate Change Conferences have failed to produce a model of global governance that can tame power politics, let alone forge a sense of shared destiny among countries. And there is little reason to believe this time will be different. → Read More

The false promise of AUKUS

In their new security and technology arrangement with Australia, America and Britain have achieved tactical gains at the expense of strategic goals in the Indo-Pacific. In fact, given how deeply the deal has divided the West, the biggest long-term winner may well be China. → Read More

What Europeans think about the US-China Cold War

A majority of European citizens believe a new cold war with both China and Russia is under way – but they mostly do not think that their own country is involved → Read More

Sneak Peek | The Age of Unpeace: How Connectivity Causes Conflict

Get a sneak peek into Mark Leonard's latest book "The Age of Unpeace - How Connectivity Causes Conflict", read by the author himself → Read More

The politics of catastrophe with Niall Ferguson

Why do some societies and states respond to catastrophe better than others: some fall apart, most hold together, and a few emerge stronger? → Read More

The New China Shock by Mark Leonard

Like China's accession to the World Trade Organization in 2001, the country's new strategy for achieving economic self-reliance and geopolitical dominance poses an unprecedented challenge to the West. The difference this time is that Western leaders are no longer committed to a fanciful vision of "reciprocal engagement." → Read More

The EU Can’t Separate Climate Policy From Foreign Policy

EU policymakers must treat the European Green Deal as a foreign policy initiative. → Read More