Now is the time to unlock the full potential of the Lisbon reforms to ensure the unity, consistency, and effectiveness EU foreign policy.
Even with recent military successes in Mali, the West still needs to develop more robust common security and burden-sharing arrangements.
Syria needs more than just another EU foreign policy statement that will be promptly archived. The EU should develop a concrete reconstruction plan.
The French military intervention in Mali illustrates what the fight against radical Islamists might look like in the future.
Ukraine is believed to be one step from joining the Eurasian Customs Union, and Ukrainians may be the only ones who can help stop this eastward slide.
The EU must take steps that will help it use sanctions more effectively, in order to build a union that is a well-rounded and strong international actor.
Today’s world is dependent on an America that can rally around a compelling vision, adapt, and prosper again.
What Warsaw would value most would be a new U.S. administration that recognizes the EU as a security partner, and actively supports its efforts to revitalize European ambitions.
The impact that America’s next president will have on various areas of French national interests will likely be less significant than in the past.
Rather than worry about the implications of diminishing U.S. engagement, the EU should focus on preparing for this challenge and should welcome the opportunity to develop a more equitable partnership with the United States.
While the outcome of Ukraine’s upcoming parliamentary elections is unclear, the result is unlikely to change the country’s power structure.
Only if Europe is seen as a strategic player will it be able to contribute to Asia’s security in accordance with its own values.
While opinions on press freedom in Turkey differ sharply, recent developments and existing evidence provide the opportunity for independent analysis and highlight some avenues for positive action.
Europe can pursue a more interests-based and assertive engagement with both China and India that finds the right mix of realism and self-confidence to make the most of its comparative advantages.
Libya's parliamentary election process has been a remarkable achievement in a country devoid of participatory politics for nearly half a century, despite the worrying presence of armed militias throughout the country.
Services and commodities have fueled Indonesia's recent growth, but only manufacturing can create high quality jobs and help the country escape the middle-income trap.
The fact that Morsi’s victory was allowed to stand marks a major change in Egypt, but it is only one step in a process of transformation that will take time, be punctuated by many acrimonious battles, and in the end may not lead to democracy
Irrespective of how Afghanistan's coming security transition pans out, one country may be on a surprising course to a major strategic defeat: Pakistan.
The developments in Egypt over the past few days have thrown what had been a confused set of institutional arrangements into even greater disarray and threatened the already tenuous transition to democracy.
Europe may be only a part of France’s problems, but it has always been a key to their solution, and Germany has always been the indispensable partner.