The Turkish government’s crackdown on opponents since the July 15 coup attempt has probably buried the country’s EU accession framework for good.
A series of crises engulfing the EU is fundamentally changing the narrative set out when the union was founded nearly sixty years ago.
Spain’s political gridlock tells a woeful tale of the state of the EU and of European democracy, and places further strains on the eurozone’s stability.
Migration from Eastern Europe to Western EU member states is partly driven by the corruption perpetuated by political elites and local oligarchs.
Washington and Brussels need to rebuild trust with Turkey. That is the only way to counter the country’s swelling anti-Americanism and alienation from the West.
There is an acute need for a new European narrative for Turkey. Such a framework should create a new platform of cooperation and complement the country’s EU accession path.
While the causes of Turkey’s failed coup remain shrouded in mystery, Ankara’s policy shift toward Moscow could have played a role.
Instead of letting the dust settle and carrying on in a business-as-usual fashion after every crisis, the EU must radically reconfigure its whole political structure.
Poland’s politics matters to the EU, because of its size, the way the nation has managed its transition to democracy and, until recently, its outward-looking foreign policy.
The Nagorny Karabakh conflict and Armenia’s inability to find a path out of it remain a heavy legacy that blocks the country’s development.
The attempted coup in Turkey will have far-ranging implications for the country’s international role. The Turkish-U.S. relationship in particular is headed for considerable turbulence.
Where is Turkey’s illiberal democracy going after the attempted coup on July 15?
With just a year to go before the next NATO summit in 2017, two issues will gnaw at the alliance. One is enlargement; the other is Brexit.
A European Union without Britain demands a new kind of balancing act from Germany.
NATO’s ability to transform its strategic outlook and develop an effective southern strategy will depend on its leaders’ ability to reconcile the interests of its southern and eastern members.
The EU has been faced with a seemingly never-ending succession of crises, all of which demand difficult choices to be made.
The German chancellor is the only leader who still has the authority to shape the outcome of the Brexit negotiations and rescue the European project from the Euroskeptics.
Although it is too early to speculate how the EU’s foreign policy instruments will be affected by Britain’s exit, it is easier to describe the negative consequences than to imagine possible benefits.
India must immediately signal strong solidarity with Britain and Europe, both of whom are likely to be weakened in the near term.
This is the beginning of a new era, an era of great uncertainty for all Europeans.