The unexpected breakdown of the coalition talks risks thrusting Germany into unprecedented political territory, and the rest of Europe into prolonged political uncertainty with some serious potential ramifications.
Europe’s commitment to the Eastern Partnership region has been cemented by Russian aggression. Yet, for internal reasons, the EU is trying to avoid the costs linked to the countries’ integration.
Russia’s interference in American and European elections constitutes a serious offense. But by treating Russian President Vladimir Putin and his cronies as an existential threat, Western leaders are playing directly into the Kremlin’s hands, and validating its false narrative about Russia’s place in the world.
It won’t be plain sailing for Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel to agree on further fiscal and monetary integration, not least because of their own differences.
Brussels must reexamine its hands-off approach to the political impasse in Spain. Otherwise, Europe risks sleepwalking into yet another conflict.
A century after the October Revolution, the Bolshevik legacy is too close for the people of the South Caucasus to evaluate properly. No one wants to see that era return, but everyone comes from it.
With sub-national initiatives on climate on the rise in the United States, it is important that Europe understands these dynamics, and actively explores ways of engaging with them.
Sebastien Kurz won Austria’s election by reshaping the image of his mainstream conservative People’s Party and promoting it as a “movement,” centered around his own personality, similar to Macron’s “En Marche!” in France.
Over three decades of bipartisan consensus on American foreign policy toward Iran is being undone by the JCPOA, which stands a legitimate risk of being axed despite being successful in taking away the immediate threat of an Iranian bomb.
President Trump has the option to not certify Iranian compliance with the nuclear deal, breaking with European allies and signatories of the deal. If the United States chooses to re-impose sanctions, they will do so without international support, leaving empty sanctions against Iran.
Russia’s proposal for a UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas must be taken seriously. It could provide momentum for more meaningful Minsk process negotiations.
The campaign might lack fizz but the outcome of the German election could have a profound effect on the future of Europe.
The European Union, the most vocal supporter of the JCPOA, does not have the means to uphold the deal in the face of the United States and Iran, the two most crucial signatories, trying to kill it.
Giving citizens a say on Europe’s future could help the EU address multiple problems—as long as governments are willing to accept ideas that fall outside their standard templates for reform.
Civic mobilization is an increasingly significant element of global politics—and an increasingly effective one.
Can Turkey’s divided political opposition mount a meaningful, unified challenge to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s political hegemony?
Brussels and Tokyo are stepping up at a time when Washington is retrenching from its traditional leadership role on global trade issues.
Developments before and after the 2017 G20 Summit in Hamburg have brought new elements into East-West relations, and the Minsk peace process.
The 2017 G20 Hamburg summit could be the setting for a major duel between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump.
All eyes are on German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron to show the way to a rejuvenated Europe.