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Russia’s proposal for a UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas must be taken seriously. It could provide momentum for more meaningful Minsk process negotiations.
The campaign might lack fizz but the outcome of the German election could have a profound effect on the future of Europe.
Authoritarian trends in Hungary and Poland threaten the EU more than Brexit does because they undermine the union’s legal foundations. Other EU governments need to defend the rule of law more actively.
U.S. President Donald Trump is unpopular in Germany, but Berlin will likely continue to cooperate with Washington where interests align and criticize U.S. policies it disagrees with.
The EU must engage prudently with its Eastern European neighbors to encourage progress toward rules-based democratic governance while supporting their sovereignty in their dealings with Russia.
Giving citizens a say on Europe’s future could help the EU address multiple problems—as long as governments are willing to accept ideas that fall outside their standard templates for reform.
Germany has become a key target of Russia’s attempts to influence decisionmakers and agitate populations in the West. Berlin should take steps to deal with these threats.
Civic mobilization is an increasingly significant element of global politics—and an increasingly effective one.
The European Union’s policy in the Mediterranean will have to evolve substantially if the union wants to have influence in this crucial region.
Can Turkey’s divided political opposition mount a meaningful, unified challenge to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s political hegemony?