An agreement between the EU and Turkey to curb the influx of refugees is being hampered by a lack of trust between the parties and by mutual misunderstandings.
With thousands of Syrian refugees continuing to arrive at the Turkish border, Ankara expects the EU and the international community to help manage the crisis.
Migration will likely be the ultimate make-or-break issue for the European Union. Member states can tackle this challenge only through cooperative, collective action.
By focusing on a limited number of key areas and recalibrating its ambitions, the EU may have a more tangible impact on global affairs.
European integration has made Luxembourg prosperous. But at the same time, the country’s ailments are often signs of a broader European malaise.
As Europe struggles to find a solution to the refugee crisis, Angela Merkel seems to have very few allies. Are EU leaders turning their backs on Germany?
The German chancellor’s open-door policy toward the refugees is a challenge to her leadership. As public debate gets harsher in Germany, will Angela Merkel opt for a plan B?
Cybertechnologies are rapidly changing the international landscape, but weak international governance of cyberspace stands in stark contrast to the accelerating pace of challenges.
Political and business leaders will need to be more attuned to the new shape of global political risks, which have increased in a more interconnected world.
Now that U.S. crude export restrictions have been lifted, TTIP negotiators can focus on some important emerging energy issues that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership might be well-positioned to take on.
One reason for the EU’s foreign policy weakness is its inability to define the starting point of policymaking: the interests of those acting.
European foreign policies are and should continue to be guided by interests. However, policymakers often overlook the way in which interests are entwined with values.
European actors should take the initiative not only to implement the deal itself but also to help create an environment, both regionally in the Middle East and politically, that supports such implementation.
The fate of Turkish-Russian nuclear cooperation is unclear as the political relationship between the two countries may be entering a long-term downward spiral.
The new year has hardly begun and, already, the EU is facing new crises.
The jury is still out on whether the world is heading for steady growth in 2016 or whether it could slip back into recession.
The EU’s structural underperformance in classic foreign policy is unlikely to end anytime soon. Being an occasional power is as much a state of affairs as it is a state of mind.
Social conservatives are on the march across the world—but there’s no reason they can’t play by democratic rules.
For decades, Saudi Arabia has been one of the West’s key strategic partners in the Middle East. But is Saudi Arabia turning out to be a false friend?
Turkey’s leadership seems to be at the top of its game. But is this picture-perfect politics?
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