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.
Sixty years after its founding treaty was signed, the EU has lost much of its original appeal. The union needs a bold new narrative to put European integration back on track.
Case studies from eight countries show how civic activism across the world is evolving and reveal crosscutting themes relevant to the future of civil society support.
Recent political developments in Turkey and the surrounding region pose challenges for practical aid cooperation between the EU and the Turkish government.
By reminding themselves of 2014’s sequence of events, and of Crimea’s long and varied history, observers can avoid buying into the Russian narrative that legitimizes the annexation.
NATO needs to strengthen its defenses while taking measured steps to contain an escalating adversarial relationship with Russia.
Decentralization reforms in Ukraine have begun to deliver results, but the government in Kyiv needs to find creative ways to ensure successful completion of the process.
If Europe adopts U.S. President Donald Trump’s restrictive approach to immigration, it could destabilize European societies and put the EU’s survival at risk.
Despite his high ratings, it’s not certain that the Social Democratic Party candidate for chancellor, Martin Schulz, will be victorious in Germany’s 2017 federal election.
The punishment of alleged traitors after Turkey’s failed July 2016 coup is paramount to reinforcing the government’s revenge narrative ahead of a constitutional referendum.