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.
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.