U.S. President Donald Trump’s first foreign trip has made clear that Europe has many existential issues to settle with Washington.
By forging closer relations with Tehran, Europe could unshackle its foreign policy from the United States.
Britain’s decision to leave the EU is having a profound impact on the two parts of Ireland, and on the territorial integrity of the United Kingdom itself.
Europe may need to start planning for defense of the continent without the United States, but first it should do its utmost to prevent Trump from turning his back on NATO.
The EU’s approach to Iran is one of the few success stories of European foreign policy but is underappreciated by policymakers in Europe, the United States, and beyond.
The path for Turkey to join the EU in order to cement its place among western democracies has reached a dead end.
As the Trump administration finds its feet on foreign policy, there are both promising and worrying signs to which Europeans should pay close attention.
Both Hungary and Poland appear determined to pursue their own nationalist agendas, even if they clash with European values.
Citizens across Europe are taking to the streets and the Internet to counter the Euroskeptic and anti-immigrant messages of far-right populists and nationalists.
The EU needs to map out a clear strategic approach to tackle restrictions on civil society around the world.
In the past year, Ukraine’s reform progress slowed as the president consolidated power and key decentralization reforms met opposition in the parliament.
Relations between Brussels and Ankara have not yet passed the point of no return, however they are at an important fork in the road.
The state of democracy around the world is very troubled, but it is not uniformly dire, especially outside the West.
In recent years, a series of crises have erupted on the European Union’s eastern borders. In response, the EU has begun to map its own form of “liberal-redux geopolitics” that combines various strategic logics.
Potential difficulties might arise during the negotiations on Britain’s withdrawal from the EU, but the 27 remaining EU member states will speak with one voice.
If the UK leaves the European Union without having reached any agreement after two years, it will be a disaster for both sides.
British and Turkish policymakers face a very similar conundrum: they both need to reconstruct a relationship with the EU under the newly changed assumptions about their future status.
Twenty-five years after Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia became independent states, the South Caucasus remains a strategically sensitive region.
The relationship between the EU and Iran cannot prosper if relations between the United States and Iran deteriorate.
The Turkish leadership and several EU governments are currently in the middle of a diplomatic spat of rare magnitude.