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Elections in Argentina

By Fabián Rodríguez

For the first time in more than a decade, Argentina faces a political future without a Kirchner in the presidential office. And that is already news explains Fabián Rodríguez, the Editor-in-Chief of Télam, the national news agency of Argentina.


Tunisia, bridging the gulf

By Francis Ghilès

The terrorist attack in Tunis highlights the challenges facing Tunisia's new government and underlines the need for western support in meeting them. Tunisia is a lynchpin of regional security explains ...


By Ekrem Eddy Güzeldere

For many years, the biggest Newroz festivities in Turkey have taken place in Diyarbakır where a message by imprisoned PKK-leader Öcalan was read out. However, this year the surprising message ...

What Europe needs is an EIIB, not an AIIB

By François Godement

The director of the ECFR's Asia and China programme sees inconsistencies in the EU's decision to participate in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank sponsored by China.

Netanyahu’s Victory Is Just as Bad as It Looks

By Mitchell Plitnick

The only silver lining to the Israeli prime minister's surprisingly strong reelection victory is that Washington and Brussels might finally get fed up with him.

Arts & Culture

Mike Leigh: My Turner, Cinematic Painter

By Alessandra Quattrocchi

In "Mr Turner" Mike Leigh draws the impassioned portrait of the last 25 years in the life of William Turner, English master of painting (1775-1851).

The Desert of Forbidden Art

The Desert of Forbidden Art



Travel Writing

The White Temple of Chiang Rai

The artist Chalermchai Kositpipat has dedicated himself to creating an offering to Lord Buddha, in the Thai City of Chiang ...

Travel Writing

​Verdun, France and Europe

'During the time that the battle of Verdun raged, the dead from both sides equalled almost the entire losses ...

Political Tours

Political Tours