President Trump’s vow to “devastate” the Turkish economy if Ankara attacks Kurdish forces in Syria marks another troubling development in the souring U.S.-Turkey relationship.
Abkhazia, Transdniestria, and northern Cyprus exist on maps but are not full nation states. Life goes on, but it is all a little more complicated than elsewhere in the world.
NATO countries have been relegated to fretting and hedging their bets as long as Trump stays in the Oval Office.
The United Kingdom looks certain to remain in the EU at least into the summer of 2019—and, very possibly, indefinitely.
The Assad regime’s ascendancy has pushed the EU and European governments onto the back foot. Europe needs to rethink its foreign policy priorities—and fast.
Merkel should bury Nord Stream 2 and speed up renewable energy. That could be one of the Chancellor’s signature legacies: breaking Russia’s energy grip on Germany and on Europe.
The European Parliament recently approved a law that will create a process for future foreign investments in Europe.
Portugal has found a way to grant China a fast-track lane toward Europe with a little shiny gold, as it now occupies a central role in China’s European geoeconomic strategy.
To stem the populist tide, liberals have to avoid falling into the trap of bashing Central Europe.
The U.S. midterm elections will not reset transatlantic relations. Europeans should brace for more of the rough transactional and zero-sum approach that has defined the relationship over the past two years.
Around the world, conservative groups have been gaining influence, bolstering the power of right-wing leaders. It is a trend driven not only by older generations but also by the young.
A young democracy in the Caucasus has adopted a very aggressive style of campaigning.
Merkel’s decisions to step down as leader of her party and to not run for reelection in 2021 will have repercussions for Germany, Europe, and the transatlantic relationship.
If the talks for the UK’s exit from the European Union fall apart, it could precipitate a major crisis for Britain’s government and Parliament.
Italy is back on the front pages of economic newspapers proclaiming, yet again, doom is approaching: but is it really so?
The leaders of Serbia and Kosovo believe swapping territory will create stability in the western Balkans, but this proposal presents enormous risks for the broader region.
The EU can—and must—uphold its part in the Iran nuclear deal, all while actively extending its role beyond the nuclear file.
Turkey crucially needs EU markets, funds, and investment to prosper. This in turn requires the rule of law, not the rule of the arbitrary. Choices will have to be made in Ankara.
In the Trump era, the transatlantic relationship can no longer be an engine of global democracy. The EU should work with non-Western democratic powers to uphold the liberal international order.
Expecting flexibility to single handedly deliver a revisited Europe can only feed disappointment. It cannot replace a clear understanding among EU members about the future of Europe.