A nuclear deal with Tehran that affirms Iran’s right to an exclusively peaceful nuclear program can create more hospitable conditions for Iranians to secure democracy and human rights.
The Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate, Mohamed Morsi, is likely to win the second round of Egypt’s presidential election, with important ramification not only for Egypt but also for the region as a whole.
Moving emerging security challenges closer to the center of NATO’s agenda will require a cultural change that is only just beginning. The road ahead will be long, but it remains a road worth traveling.
The gap between the efforts to deepen integration in order to save the euro and what most people really think should happen is wider than it has ever been before.
Europe, Russia, and the United States can take steps to build trust and find a way to work together cooperatively on missile defense.
Relations between Ukraine and the EU have reached their lowest point yet. It could be time for the EU to come up with a new plan.
The new government, whatever its composition, is sure to have a very difficult task in front of it--keeping Greece in the eurozone while mollifying a people exhausted by the nation's fifth year of recession.
Now that François Hollande is the new president of France, the “campaign-to-power” is over. But the socialist candidate's campaign will now have to be reconciled with the power of the presidency.
Neither candidate in France's presidential election has addressed the growth and competitiveness issues underlying the country's economic problems. But failing to grapple with them could be ominous for the entire eurozone.
Over the past year, as it became clear that the euro crisis would not be overcome without Berlin and Paris agreeing to huge rescue operations, the relationship between the leaders of France and Germany has grown increasingly important.
The opposition must navigate rifts caused by class divisions and political divisions between those in exile and those in Syria if they hope to tip the balance against a determined and resilient regime.
For those who like politics to be a substantive debate of real issues rather than noise and maneuvering, the French presidential election campaign has been a dull one indeed.
As most of Europe waits with bated breath for the outcome of the French presidential election, Ukrainians are entirely ignoring it.
Since General Charles de Gaulle, French politicians have promoted a stronger political union in Europe associated with robust European foreign and defense policy, what is known as “L’Europe de la defense”.
The French are searching for someone who is ready, willing, and able to tackle France’s myriad problems and restore the country to its former place in the heart of Europe.
Although Turkey is trying to avoid becoming even more entangled in the Syrian problem and is counting on the international community to find a solution, no such solution seems on the horizon.
Turks are keeping a close eye on France’s presidential race, since the outcome of the upcoming election will steer the future direction of the Turkey-EU relationship.
Coordinated policy and plain luck have propped up the eurozone, but have not decisively addressed the root cause of the euro crisis: diminished competitiveness in the periphery.
As France struggles to remain internationally relevant in the face of the changing global constellation of forces, the French leadership should think about becoming more Europe-minded.
While the Yanukovych government has managed to initiate a number of economic reforms, they were implemented only partially and their success has been limited.