While a rapprochement between the United States and Iran is unlikely, a warming of relations between Europe and Iran is at least as promising.
This memo offers a baseline assessment of the reform process as it stands a year and a half after the Euromaidan protests and the fall of Viktor Yanukovych’s government.
With Turkey heading towards a new election, Erdogan is betting on a revived support to his AK Party. But isn’t that a gamble?
Despite its military exercises and decision to boost the defenses of the Baltic States, NATO is wholly unprepared for a competition with Russia.
To defend the rules of the current international order, the West should push back against Russia and support Ukraine in its effort to build a capable state and a viable economy.
Germany’s insistence on reform during Greek bailout negotiations is not about inflicting humiliation. Rather, it’s about making Greece economically viable in the long term.
The European Union must use its resources intelligently to fight terrorism without destroying the union’s core principles.
The Greek crisis revealed that Germany’s Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble and Chancellor Angela Merkel have different priorities regarding the future of the eurozone.
If Turkey wants to maintain its regional influence, it has to play a more concrete part in the coalition against the self-styled Islamic State.
After military operations against the self-styled Islamic State in Syria and Kurdish separatists in Northern Iraq, Turkey’s strategy seems to be at a turning point.
After the July 20 attack on the Turkish cultural town of Suruç, there has been a fundamental shift in Turkey’s position regarding the Islamic State militants.
The Greek crisis is the most difficult test the EU has ever had to face; it cannot be solved by austerity alone.
The Syrian refugee crisis is no longer a short-term regional issue: it is a long-term international problem that deserves a coordinated answer, especially from the EU.
The Iran deal can create a new climate of cooperation and raise the prospect of peace and stability in the Middle East.
To survive, the European project will need to change. The European Union needs more integration, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel must lead the way.
A Greek exit from the eurozone would have immense consequences for the European Union. This is why it is something that must be avoided.
If EU leaders want to find a solution to the Greek crisis, they first need to rebuild trust and confidence.
The Greek crisis is not just about money, or about the appalling state of the Greek body politic. It is about the future of Europe.
The Greek crisis shows why now is the time for further economic, political, and fiscal integration in the eurozone. But can European governments achieve that?
If the UK leaves the EU, that might also be a game changer for Ankara. But a partnership short of membership could fail to drive further political reforms in Turkey.
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