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By applying an “America first” policy to foreign affairs, President Donald Trump may isolate the United States on the world stage like never before.
President Poroshenko’s power consolidation—and pushback against it—is the hallmark of Ukrainian politics heading toward elections in 2019. Yet reform progress is being made, even if the pace remains slow.
What trends can we decipher when it comes to modern protests? Is there a pattern to the grievances that helps to explain the current spike in citizen mobilisation?
President Trump has the option to not certify Iranian compliance with the nuclear deal, breaking with European allies and signatories of the deal. If the United States chooses to re-impose sanctions, they will do so without international support, leaving empty sanctions against Iran.
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.