Successful foreign and security policies require the backing of a united European society that must learn to adapt to changing global realities.
Europe could play a leading role in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process if it musters the political courage to apply its own foreign policy values to the Israeli-Palestinian arena.
Mainstreaming Asia within the strategic thinking of the EU could provide new solutions to global challenges.
Europe must think and act in a unified strategic manner if it wants to save its struggling currency and strengthen its military and government capabilities.
Angela Merkel hopes that the Eurozone crisis will bring about greater economic and political union for Europe, and she is acting to drive public debate to reach the same conclusion.
After their experience in the campaign in Libya, Europeans will have to decide to either develop a unified security and defense identity or, given recent expenses and difficulties, abandon such efforts altogether.
If Europe is to strengthen its global influence, it must first deepen partnerships across its neighborhood.
If Europe wants to be a strategic actor and ensure the security of its citizens, it must undertake measures to reshape its economy.
The leaders of the European Union should begin an open dialogue to increase Europe’s global engagement and seek a new strategic unity with the United States.
Europe’s future demands more integration, backed up by the interests of a maximum number of Europeans, not greater centralized bureaucracy.
Europe should not ignore its still formidable military power and its historical ties to certain parts of the developing world in an attempt to build a new, soft, Brussels-based power.
Europe must develop a strategic sense of itself, its influence, and its dependence on the global economy if it is to achieve stability and cohesion at home and play an active role abroad.
The Arab Spring is revealing the tensions between the ideals espoused by Turkish foreign policy and Ankara’s political, economic, and security interests.
An EU-Turkey foreign policy dialogue would help prevent Turkey’s EU accession process from breaking down and address Turkey’s rising status as a regional power and an independent international player.
While it is clear that Egypt’s national press cannot operate as it has in the past, now that it has lost its economic and political base, its future remains uncertain.
As Ankara’s perception of Moscow as a geopolitical opponent and threat to Turkish interests diminishes, bilateral Russian-Turkish relations are on an upward trend.
The recently proposed constitutional amendments could constitute an important move in the political reform process in Jordan, but they are only a first step in the path to promoting true separation of powers and checks and balances.
By arresting former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, the Ukrainian authorities were trying to both weaken the domestic opposition and get Moscow to soften its stance on the gas prices. They appear to have failed to achieve either objective.
Turkey’s Kurdish question is that country’s single most important problem. It is and has always been a political problem. Successive Turkish governments have sought to resolve it either through repressive military and occasionally economic means.
The criminal prosecution of Ukraine’s former prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, and her associates reveals the fragility of Ukraine’s democracy and the weakness of rule of law in the country.