From the 1820s onward, about 7 million Germans emigrated to the United States. Their distinctive experience speaks to today’s debates about immigration.
The recent deal sealed with Russia over Transnistria is an example of the EU at its best, operating as a technocratic normative actor and letting trade lead geopolitics.
The United States needs to take bold action to rethink NATO’s nuclear deterrent in order to reduce dangers and strengthen the alliance.
The fate of Turkish-Russian nuclear cooperation is unclear as the political relationship between the two countries may be entering a long-term downward spiral.
Social conservatives are on the march across the world—but there’s no reason they can’t play by democratic rules.
Turkey’s leadership seems to be at the top of its game. But is this picture-perfect politics?
The defense of a way of life, deeply rooted fundamental liberties, and the cohesion of entire societies is becoming a just cause for Europe to go to war.
Since the Ukraine crisis, the situation has worsened in Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Western antipathy to any notion of a Crimea precedent has hurt the two territories.
Populist parties across Europe have been quick to link the Paris terrorist attacks to the refugee crisis, which some U.S. presidential candidates have also exploited.
The debate on the future of the UK’s relationship with the EU matters to Turkey—and will matter even more so if in the wake of a possible Brexit.
In her ten years in power, the German chancellor has never shied from putting her values on the line.
Backed strongly by Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the AKP won the November parliamentary election. This victory will have significant repercussions for Turkey’s foreign policy.
The lesson from Turkey’s June and November elections is clear: the country’s voters want a strong, stable government, but not one that runs roughshod over its opponents.
The prevailing degree of polarization is inimical to Turkey and its democracy. The November election provides an opportunity for the country to redress this environment of acrimony.
The Volkswagen affair brings to light broader policy failures on both side of the Atlantic. Rectifying it will require actions beyond just the automotive sector.
The proponents of the Petersburg Dialogue believed that cooperation between Germany and Russia would increase stability in Europe. But today expectations are self-deluding.
The situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone grows more tense. What should the sparring parties and the mediators do to come closer to a resolution?
Has Europe showed its weakness in the face of Russia’s aggressive policy in Ukraine? Is a weak Europe really in Russia’s best interests?
Calls for non-Western democracy are proliferating, and they flow both from political changes within states and from shifts in global power balances between states.
There is broad agreement that the EU needs to support local civil society organizations in the neighborhood. But what do Arab reformers themselves understand by democratic citizenship?