A real discussion of the EU’s interests in Ukraine that moves beyond generalities may help member states avoid further frustrations and help the EU get more out of its relations with Kyiv.
Turkey faces a potentially critical alignment of stars. If it overcomes all the challenges ahead, Ankara may make a spectacular return to the international stage.
With an economy on the brink of collapse and rising popular discontent with the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's leadership urgently needs to address its economic, political, and security challenges.
Poland’s decision to indirectly criticize Russia on human rights issues as part of the EU and not as a single state is a strategic decision. This allows Warsaw to voice its concerns while still maintaining its position in the EU and reaping the benefits of productive relations with Moscow.
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.