The road ahead for an independent Scotland

16.09.14 @ 12:43

The biggest post-independence decision for Edinburgh will be whether to apply for EU membership and with it, access to the single market.


Who won the Russia-Ukraine war?

11.09.14 @ 08:39

If the Ukraine ceasefire sticks and the Russia war ends here, it poses the question: who won?

The ECB: An act of determination or desperation?

05.09.14 @ 09:26

Now that the ECB has almost entirely emptied its toolbox, the pressing question is: will it help?

Why America is recovering, but Europe is not - Part II

01.09.14 @ 09:17

It is the differences in the way the United States and Europe tackled the global financial crisis that explains why the US economy is recovering, whereas the eurozone is amid a lost decade.

Sakharov laureates: EU states wrong to pressure Palestine on ICC

08.09.14 @ 10:11

Past Sakharov winners have complained to EU institutions about European pressure on Palestine not to join the International Criminal Court.

Nato shouldn’t abandon Afghanistan’s women

03.09.14 @ 08:31

As Nato leader gather in Wales, Human Rights Watch says there has never been a worse moment to walk away from Afghanistan’s women.

EU top jobs: of dwarfs and giants

29.08.14 @ 09:28

The decision will be taken this week: Who will be the successor to Catherine Ashton, the quasi foreign minister of the EU?

Why America is recovering, but Europe is not - Part I

28.08.14 @ 16:29

Half a decade after the financial crisis, the US is recovering, but Europe is suffering a lost decade. Why?

Stopping the wave of asylum seekers means fixing Libya

29.07.14 @ 16:10

Supporting a king in Libya may be the only way to reduce the flow of migrants risking their lives crossing the Mediterranean.

Gaza: ‘Burning the consciousness’

22.07.14 @ 18:21

Giving defensive names to Israeli military operations does not hide their offensive nature. The only way to end the cycle of violence is to end the occupation.

Anti-Roma prejudice rampant in state child protection services

24.07.14 @ 14:36

The root causes of Roma exclusion must be addressed including systemic failures in the delivery of mainstream services, like education, housing, infrastructure, health and employment.

MH17 and the diplomacy of business going Dutch

11.08.14 @ 09:19

The shooting down of the Malaysian Airlines flight reinforces the point that the security of citizens outside state borders is to be framed as a central issue in 21st century security policy.

Is international law a universal right or a select privilege?

28.07.14 @ 16:26

Is the EU truly committed to encouraging compliance with international law?

Putin's real war

21.07.14 @ 09:44

How many people - whether Ukrainian or non-Ukrainian - have to die, before the West faces up to the realities of Putin's war?

Time for EU to put real pressure on Israel

18.07.14 @ 09:27

As Israel launches Gaza ground offensive, a former Sakharov laureate calls for EU countries to impose real pressure on Israel to end 47 years of occupation.