Experts argue in favor of non-Western models of democracy. The challenge is to understand what such models should look like and what democracy means in practice.
As America grapples with its place in the world, there are lessons to be drawn from Britain.
Reading Turkey’s uncertain policy on Syria is a complex undertaking: Ankara’s reluctance remains rooted in domestic politics.
Twenty years after the launch of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, the EU needs to adjust to the new realities in the region and at the same time keep promoting its values.
While a new EU Global Strategy could act as a welcome catalyst, a number of factors risk distorting or diluting its impact on EU foreign policy.
Russia’s involvement in a conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan is likely to do more harm than good.
Since German reunification in 1990, the country’s role in both NATO and the EU has altered. And as a consequence, Germany’s relationship with the United States has evolved.
Democratic renewal is urgently needed everywhere, and in that process all societies can learn from each other.
In the discussion on TTIP, not only the trade and economic aspects of the partnership should be stressed, but also its geopolitical and security implications.
Russia may be using the pretense of combating the self-proclaimed Islamic State to justify its air strikes in Syria, but its true objectives are up for debate.
Turkey cannot be the solution for the European Union’s inability to act collectively to address the refugee crisis and develop policies to share the burden.
The refugee crisis is already having major damaging effects on Europe. Tensions and divisions among EU member states are good news for Russian President Vladimir Putin.
By establishing a strategic presence in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin is securing the future of a vital ally in the Middle East.
While a rapprochement between the United States and Iran is unlikely, a warming of relations between Europe and Iran is at least as promising.
Despite its military exercises and decision to boost the defenses of the Baltic States, NATO is wholly unprepared for a competition with Russia.
To defend the rules of the current international order, the West should push back against Russia and support Ukraine in its effort to build a capable state and a viable economy.
The European Union must use its resources intelligently to fight terrorism without destroying the union’s core principles.
The Greek crisis revealed that Germany’s Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble and Chancellor Angela Merkel have different priorities regarding the future of the eurozone.
To survive, the European project will need to change. The European Union needs more integration, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel must lead the way.
The Greek crisis is not just about money, or about the appalling state of the Greek body politic. It is about the future of Europe.