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Dmitry Medvedev was sworn in as Russia’s new President this week. Anxieties that a resurgent Russia could cut supplies of gas to Europe have provoked talk of another Cold War. But Andreas Goldthau, of the RAND Corporation, believes energy is useless to Moscow as a foreign policy instrument. (SPRING 2008) “At the end of the… » read more

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When it comes to a new enlargement round in eastern Europe, the EU can’t go forward and can’t go back writes Krzysztof Bobinski. (SPRING 2008) In Ukraine, the EU’s failure to encourage the government in its European aspirations risks creating a growing disillusionment with the West. That would strengthen Russia’s position in Ukraine, where Moscow… » read more

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The economies of Central and South America offer huge opportunities for European business. But Carlo Secchi doubts whether the EU is doing enough to develop its relationship with the region SPRING 2008 By 2050 Brazil and Mexico will be among the world’s six leading economies. Does the European Union care? Perhaps, but almost certainly not… » read more

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What should EU leaders propose when they’ll meet with Russia’s new President, Dmitry Medvedev? In Europe’s World’s latest issue, Mark Leonard, Nicu Popescu and Jacques Andréani came up with some suggestions A five point strategy for EU-Russia relations The EU badly needs a new approach in its dealings with resurgent Russia, write Mark Leonard and… » read more

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European foreign policy begins with the neighbours The new narrative in Brussels is that the EU should be more assertive internationally and must help shape globalisation. Loukas Tsoukalis looks at Europe’s track record so far, particularly in the Mediterranean region, and draws some lessons for the future SPRING 2008 Click here to read the full… » read more

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The past six years have seen a succession of political errors, neglect and missed opportunities, says Ashraf Ghani, Afghanistan’s former Finance Minister. He sets out his proposals for a 10 year recovery strategy to bring it back from the brink SUMMER 2007 Click here to read the full article Click here to read the reaction… » read more

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