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IIEA16th November 20181min

In this paper, Pádraig Murphy, Chair of the IIEA Foreign Policy Group and Member of the IIEA Germany Gorup, explores the complex relationship between Germany and Russia. The paper examines Germany’s changing approach to Russia since the foundation of the Federal Republic and analyses key issues impacting this relationship, including Russia’s annexation of the Crimea; Donald Trump’s Presidency; Syria; and Nord Stream 2.

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IIEA16th October 20181min

On Sunday, 14 October 2018, elections were held in Bavaria. This election saw a momentous shift in the politics of Bavaria, which reflected trends at the federal level, but which may have a profound impact on politics in Berlin in the future. This policy brief examines the results of the elections and their implications for Bavaria and Berlin.

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IIEA12th October 20183min

As the Brexit negotiations enter the critical final phase, many issues remain to be resolved, including the question of the backstop for Northern Ireland and the nature of the future relationship between the UK and the EU. Even if a deal is reached between the negotiators, there remain a number of hurdles to overcome.

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IIEA9th October 20187min

This is the first in a series of analytical blogs examining the rise of populist movements and challenges to the liberal order across Europe today. This blog focuses on the alarming wave of anti-Western rhetoric which surged in Romania throughout the recent referendum campaign on whether to amend the Constitution to redefine marriage and the family as “a union between a man and a woman.”