The EU money-go-round
Policy Brief, 12.08.2019
In this policy brief, Iain Begg examines some of the more intractable facets of the MFF negotiations inhibiting a deal, and puts forward a number of recommendations for reaching a viable, timely agreement and reforming the process.
Policy Brief 25.01.2019
In this policy brief, Iain Begg considers the ramifications of the changing trade policy context for the EU and how it can adapt to an evolving globalisation.
A Century of ‘America First’: The history of American exceptionalism in transatlantic relations
In this Commentary, Edward Knudsen reviews the history of the relationship between the US and Europe and argues that Europeans should not be optimistic that relations will be better under the next US president.
Standing Firm in Times of Populism
In this Commentary, Marie Wachinger and Christoph Abels debate the adverse effects populism has had on contemporary journalism, and consider strategies for media coverage of this phenomena and credibility assurance.
Responding to Right-Wing Populist Stories of Migration: A pragmatic approach
What do right-wing populist stories of migration look like in practice, and how do they differ from other, presumably more democratic, forms of storytelling? In this Commentary, Josefin Graef examines the mechanics of right-wing populist stories of migration and how they can be countered by policymakers.
It’s Not Just the Economy, Stupid: Populism in a multidimensional political landscape
In this commentary, Alexandru Filip argues the political model of left vs. right is quickly being replaced by a battle between progressives and conservatives.
Why Populism Is Not Simple: Three disruptive dimensions explained
In this commentary, Josefin Graef argues that populists themselves fuel this perception as part of a broader project by doing a lot more than just pitting ‘the people’ against the ‘elite’.
After the 2019 Global Solutions Summit: A narrative framework for paradigm change
In this commentary, Josefin Graef draws out the 2019 Global Solutions Summit’s key insights and proposes a way forward.
Less than Perfect: Some Brexit lessons for the EU
Policy Brief, 20.03.2019
While it is well acknowledged that the United Kingdom performed poorly in its task of obtaining a swift and workable agreement on the terms of withdrawal from the European Union, the EU has also made its fair share of mistakes. This policy brief seeks to identify those areas where the EU has been less than perfect in its treatment of Brexit to date.
Beyond Operation Sophia: What role for the military in migration policy
Policy Brief, 04.03.2019
In this policy brief, Julia Himmrich discusses the limited success of Operation Sophia, and argues that the EU needs to reframe its overall approach to managing migration through the Mediterranean.
Is there a populist wave in Europe?
In this commentary, Benjamin Martill and José Feio examine the rise of populist parties in Europe, and question the extent to which the recent success of populist parties is a singular phenomenon, or whether it is a result of parallel evolution.
Policy Brief, 06.12.2018
In this policy brief, Benjamin Martill and Uta Staiger recommend strategies for the second round of Brexit negotiations for the British side.
Coming to Terms with an Ageing Europe
Policy Brief, 11.10.2018
In this policy brief, Iain Begg and Lisa ten Brinke assess the merits of five approaches to providing social services as the ratio of workers to dependents narrows.
EU–UK Cooperation in CSDP After Brexit: Living apart together?
Policy Brief, 01.08.2018
With increasing tensions between Russia and the West and uncertainty in the transatlantic relationship, the UK’s vote in June 2016 to exit the EU could not have come at a less convenient time. But Brexit may, paradoxically, reinforce the need for closer EU–UK security and defence cooperation. In this policy brief, An Jacobs and Sophie Vanhoonacker look at the reasons why it is in the interest of both the EU and the UK to continue collaborating through the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP).
Brexit and the Power of Parliament
On 9 July the Dahrendorf Forum hosted a round table at the Palace of Westminster to discuss the power of the British Parliament in the context of Brexit. This report summarises the key findings of the discussion according to Chatham House rules.
Britain in the Post-Brexit European Security Architecture
Policy Brief, 21.06.2018
Britain’s impending withdrawal from the EU raises important questions about the future of EU–UK security cooperation. This Dahrendorf Forum policy brief explores the content and scope of European security cooperation after Brexit by analysing the respective strategies, institutional structures, and operational capabilities of the EU and the UK.
Priorities and Compromises for the Future EU Budget
On 14 June 2018, the Dahrendorf Forum and Bertelsmann Stiftung co-hosted a workshop at the Hertie School of Governance with the goal of fostering a free and open discussion about different aspects of the future EU budget.
Brexit and Beyond: The Future of Europe
Policy Brief, 08.02.2018
Discussion of Brexit tends to focus on factors unique to Britain. This Policy Brief explores the European wide factors that influenced the vote and still need to be addressed by the EU.
The Future of Facts: How can we save political journalism and what happens if we fail?
Policy Brief, 20.12.2017
In this policy brief, Andrea Römmele and Rafael Goldzweig look at how fake news is affecting politics and what lawmakers can do about it.
Lessons Learnt from the EU-Turkey Refugee Agreement
Policy Brief, March 2017
This policy brief reflects on the progress made in the year since the EU-Turkey Statement was signed. It suggests a path forward that goes beyond using the agreement as a blanket model that prioritises European domestic policy over Turkish stability.
Are Europe’s wind and solar industries still attractive for Chinese companies?
Policy Brief, November 2016
This policy brief reflects on the present state of Chinese FDI in the European solar and wind sectors, with recommendations for European, and especially German, stakeholders.
The EU’s Global Strategy: Three Quotations
Policy Brief, May 2016
The EU is currently developing its new Global Strategy. Sir Robert Cooper argues that strategy is needed but that the machinery that implements it is no less important.
Bringing Academics Closer to Foreign Policy
Analysis (briefing), April 2016
Bridging the gap between academia and policy has been the effort of many projects and institutions. In this Dahrendorf Analysis, Julia Himmrich highlights the academic debate about influencing policy and the often cited issues, such as access and communication between researchers and policymakers.
Europe’s Underestimated Influence in Qatar’s Foreign Policy
Analysis (briefing), April 2016
During the past decade, the European perception of Qatar has dramatically changed. This Dahrendorf Analysis illustrates that European foreign policy actors should not underestimate the impact of European discourse on its partners in the Gulf region.
What impact would a Brexit have on the EU?
Analysis (briefing), March 2016
This Dahrendorf Analysis outlines how Brexit might change the EU by outlining its possible impact in three scenarios for the EU’s future: an EU that falls apart, continues to muddle through, or integrates further.
Forget Fortress Europe: Why European migration policy needs a drastic change of perspective
Analysis (briefing), February 2016
Annette Jünemann argues that refugees themselves, not states or Europe, should be at the centre of solutions to migration policy.
Is the Transatlantic Century Over?
Policy Brief, December 2015
In this Policy Brief from the Dahrendorf Forum, Cora Lacatus explores how changes in the power of the United States will affect the European Union and the future of the Transatlantic relationship.
Towards an EU Global Strategy
Policy Brief, September 2015
The European Union is revising its Security Strategy in light of new challenges. Can the EU meet the need for effective risk assessment and crisis management to create a revolution for external action? This Policy Brief from the Dahrendorf Forum summarises a roundtable with EU and German government officials.
EU Neighbourhood Policy in Africa
Policy Brief, 25.04.2015
How can the EU be more effective in North Africa? The policy recommendations in this brief from the Dahrendorf Forum include country specific policies, use of micro-level conditionality, and more External Action Service staff.
Europe's Role in the World
Policy Brief, 06.04.2015
After 2014, the year of crises, how can Europe take stock of its role in the world? This briefing from the Dahrendorf Forum includes five policy recommendations from former diplomats on building European foreign policy after the rise of ISIS and the Ukrainian conflict.