Michael Emerson

Europe's East 12-06-2019

The case for change in Russian foreign policy

Russian Ambassador Vladimir Chizhov recent speech on EU-Russian relations was skilfully made but his claims lack credibility, responds Michael Emerson.
Brexit 27-06-2018

Brexit: are they insane?

Four individuals in the Cabinet Brexit sub-committee, namely Theresa May, Boris Johnson, David Davies and Liam Fox, are so trapped in their rhetoric about taking back control and regaining freedom, that if they changed their position, their political careers would be over, writes Michael Emerson.
Global Europe 03-10-2017

Russia’s 100th anniversary of the October revolution

What would be Russia, and the EU today, if the 1917 October revolution had not happened, Michael Emerson ventures to imagine.
Brexit 11-10-2016

Hard Brexiteers are making a colossal miscalculation

Hard Brexiteers seem to believe that it will be up to the EU to agree to tariff-free trade “because it is in their interests”, but they are making a colossal miscalculation, writes Michael Emerson.
Brexit 25-05-2016

Brexit: A last testament

To remain or to leave, that is the question. Before answering, try and distil what we have learned, Michael Emerson suggests.
Big Ben
Brexit 25-02-2016

Three plan Bs for Brexit

Three possible 'plan Bs' for Brexit are defined in research carried out by Michael Emerson, in a 24-page policy paper spanning a range of views, from which EURACTIV publishes the Executive Summary.
Michael Emerson
Global Europe 08-04-2015

Putin: The morally depraved degradation of a strong state leader

The time has come to end diplomatic euphemisms in describing Putin’s regime, writes Micherl Emerson.
Michael Emerson
Brexit 02-04-2015

What the British government should conclude from its own researches on the EU

The British government financed a massive study called ‘Balance of Competences Review’ to evaluate the country’s EU membership, but strangely, it abstained from drawing conclusions from this effort, writes Michael Emerson.
Michael Emerson
Europe's East 17-02-2015

Is there reason to hope for Minsk II?

The last Minsk agreement on eastern Ukraine failed to bring peace. The latest looks similar — but the context has changed, writes Michael Emerson.
Michael Emerson
Global Europe 26-11-2014

How Tolstoy might have portrayed the legacies of Yanukovich and Putin

The Kremlin has privileged politico-military-territorial objectives in Ukraine, while ignoring the economic consequences, and this begins to look like a strategic miscalculation, or Tolstoy’s “ill-directed will of one individual, and usurpation of power”, writes Michael Emerson.
Michael Emerson
Europe's East 17-09-2014

Ratification, capitulation, and postponement, all at the same time in Kyiv

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had to accept an armistice with Russia, whose heavy support for the rebels in Donetsk and Lugansk had dramatically turned the tables of the war, writes Michael Emerson.

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