An enhanced Common Security and Defense Policy needs all EU member states to show strong political will and a clear vision of what they want this policy to be.
If Europeans do not act resolutely on Ukraine, they risk losing the battle of democratic and economic transition in the East of the continent.
The EU needs to realize that its neighborhood policy is a political not a technical tool, operating in a politicized environment where major conflicts take place.
The EU needs to remold its support for fundamental political reform in Eastern Partnership partner states—and use this as a firmer base from which to assuage tensions with Russia.
The world’s state system is not a Darwinist reality in which weaker states have to be prepared to face an attack by more powerful ones.
Between now and 2017, David Cameron has to move fast and work hard to explain why the EU matters and why it is in Britain’s strategic interest to remain inside it.
During the Euromaidan protest movement—as in the first years of the Arab Spring—it was the power of social media that galvanized civil society.
The EU’s perspective and action are clearly global in nature. However, the scope of the union’s international ambitions remains uncertain.
With new kinds of civic actors appearing, and regime tactics affecting the possibilities for such actors to organize, donors should rethink their support for civil society.
Should the EU3+3 and Iran conclude an agreement, this might go far toward reducing Iran’s nuclear threat for ten years, but success will depend utterly on the detailed provisions.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the European Union have no choice but to work together to end Greece’s crippling financial and economic crisis.
Economic interests, combined with national security considerations, give Turkey an incentive not to seek nuclear weapons.
What can society do to avoid situations similar to that in Tröglitz? What responsibility does the EU’s policy on refugees bear for current tensions?
Tunisia’s government has a rocky road ahead. Along the way, the country can look to the West—in particular, to the EU—for support.
The Ukraine crisis has revealed both the strengths of German foreign policy—diplomatic skill and economic power—and its weakness—a lack of military muscle.
Turkey is a rising economic and political force with the ability to affect dynamics in the greater Middle East, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. To meet its rising energy needs, the country—already an important actor in the international nuclear order—plans to establish nuclear power plants on its territory.
European policymakers have been using trade policy as a substitute for security policy. That is ineffective, and it is time to reset the balance between the two.
The EU should engage in dialogue with all Tunisian stakeholders and help them firm up their country’s vital relationship with the Western world.
Four years after Gaddafi’s downfall, Libya faces the prospect of a full-blown civil war. How much responsibility do Europeans have for restoring stability in the country?
While a nuclear agreement with Iran would be a major diplomatic achievement, the EU should look to go much further than the nuclear issue in its relations with the country.
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