European governments are finding it ever more difficult to convince their constituencies back home that a sustained European presence in Afghanistan is of critical importance to any sort of lasting peace.
One of the challenges President Barack Obama faces is leveraging his positive global appeal to develop an effective new framework for the promotion of democracy and human rights.
Much has been made about President Obama's upcoming trip to Asia as recent events on the continent—continuing uncertainty in North Korea, the violence in Urumqi, and the ongoing fallout in the wake of global recession—indicate that this could be one of the most important trips of his first year in office.
Iran’s nuclear ambitions pose a challenge to international nonproliferation goals. The international community must find a way to ensure Iran’s right to peaceful nuclear technology while preventing Iran from developing atomic weapons.
In his first major foreign policy address, NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, presented the basis for a new strategic partnership with Russia, laying out the specific areas where practical cooperation could be extended.
On his return from a month-long trip to Afghanistan, Gilles Dorronsoro provided a briefing on the security situation on the ground and offered a post-election strategy for addressing the Taliban threat.
Pakistan’s continuing instability is a matter of international concern. Leading Pakistani experts discussed the situation in their country and the role Europe could play in helping Pakistan achieve greater stability.
Shahram Chubin and Christoph Bertram presented an in-depth analysis on the aftermath of the Iranian election, and what it meant and will continue to mean for the world.
Post-war Iraq has a role to play as a regional leader in the Gulf. This discussion aims to identify the research and policy opportunities to place Iraq higher on the European Agenga.
Turkey is currently in the process of redefining its identity as a global actor, providing Europe and the U.S. with opportunities to build relations with Istanbul that will help advance their Middle East agendas.