The slow death of ambition: German foreign policy after Kramp-Karrenbauer’s resignation (ECFR)

The grand coalition will continue to be a kind of caretaker government in its lack of a big foreign policy vision.

https://www.ecfr.eu/article/commentary_the_slow_death_of_ambition_german_foreign_policy_after_akks_resi

Jana Puglierin

From negotiation to imposition: Trump’s Israel-Palestine parameters (ECFR)

Comparing the US “peace plan” for Israel-Palestine with ECFR’s own work on future parameters illuminates how Donald Trump is departing from longstanding international consensus positions.

https://www.ecfr.eu/article/commentary_from_negotiation_to_imposition_trumps_israel_palestine_parameter

Hugh Lovatt

Reformists are dispirited and hard-liners resurgent ahead of Iran’s election (ECFR)

Some elected officials in Tehran are concerned that the security forces are gaining too much control over the political decision-making process. But reformists have been stymied by missteps of their own, as well as by US policy.

https://www.ecfr.eu/article/commentary_reformists_are_dispirited_and_hard_liners_resurgent_ahead_of_ira

Ellie Geranmayeh

Out of the slow lane: How Europe can meet the challenge of AI (ECFR)

EU member states need to turn their declarations of intent about international cooperation on technological sovereignty into real projects.

https://www.ecfr.eu/article/commentary_out_of_the_slow_lane_how_europe_can_meet_the_challenge_of_ai

Ulrike Esther Franke

Insecurity in the Sahel: Europe’s next fight against jihadism (ECFR)

The G5 Sahel has an excessive focus on security issues, as this has come at the expense of the political and governance issues it must deal with to truly stabilise the region.

https://www.ecfr.eu/article/commentary_insecurity_in_the_sahel_europes_next_fight_against_jihadism

Andrew Lebovich