Paris and Berlin have diametrically opposed views about what the future of the EU should look like.It is hard to see how both views can be reconciled.
The deal between U.S. President Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is weak and far too general. The diverging interpretations of how to develop the agreement bode poorly for the future.
Hungary and Poland are not seeking illiberal democracy. They are sliding toward authoritarianism under a false presentation of the majority will.
Whatever the outcome of Turkey’s June 24 elections, a new presidential system will come into effect and the foreign policy, economic, and social ramifications will be significant.
For the UK’s younger generations, the dream of sovereignty takes second place to demands for prosperity to be protected.
As President Trump continues to disregard European concerns, Germany feels the need to cultivate better relations with China, with an understanding of the pitfalls and limitations of working with Beijing.
How Kiev manages the diverse region of Bessarabia will be closely watched elsewhere in Ukraine, where political trust in the central authorities is still low.
Although the United States and the EU do not always speak with one voice, they should coordinate and present a united front as Chinese capital continues to flow towards the European continent.
Russia’s election interference reflects a trend that blends premeditation with opportunism. To bolster resilience, countries must urgently share best practices and lessons learned.
U.S. President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal should propel Europeans to stand their ground and mark the beginning of a more independent role for Europe in the world.
Policy watchers have to understand that their traditional methods of analysis do not count anymore. Whatever the issue, the U.S. president’s response is: me.
Busy citizens will not engage with European politics unless they have a good chance of being heard. The EU must provide tangible and high-profile initiatives to bridge this divide.
Berlin isn’t in delivery mode. German hesitancy is becoming one of Europe’s biggest liabilities and could derail Macron’s bold plans for a stronger Europe.
The international order has never been tidy or complete, always having lands with contested sovereignty. Yet the breakdown of empires is the most common catalyst for producing new aspirant states.
Not every post-Soviet revolution is about the geopolitics of Russia.
Cruise missiles and lofty speeches will not bring peace to the Syrians. France must enlist the EU to start working on a real settlement.
Brussels should compartmentalise its approach to Washington: Finding possible agreements over shared concerns while staunchly defending the Iran nuclear deal itself.
France’s En Marche began as a grassroots movement and has evolved under Emmanuel Macron’s strong leadership. Its sustainability will depend on reconciling these contrasting styles.
European donors should persist with a localist approach in Syria, but efforts should generate an inclusive notion of democratic citizenship rather than just support the liberal-moderate opposition.
Another wave of mass migration is likely to hit Europe, and unless the EU can muster collective action, the Schengen system of passport-free travel could be swept away.