Supporters of the EU should draw on the experience of the Habsburg Empire and speak up for European integration, especially in the face of rising populism in many EU countries.
Azerbaijani society is changing more rapidly than the authorities realize. The country will face political turbulence if the elites do not bridge the gap between rulers and ruled.
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.
How can the EU reconcile its new policy of promoting stabilization and security in the Middle East with human rights and democratization?
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 offers Europeans an opportunity. But a shift of mind-set is indispensable if Europe wants to tackle this complex long-term issue.
Migration from Eastern Europe to Western EU member states is partly driven by the corruption perpetuated by political elites and local oligarchs.
The EU needs to combine internal cohesion and flexible integration to cope with external challenges and contain the forces that threaten to tear it apart.
Turkey’s drift away from the West has not been one-sided; Europe and the United States share the blame.
The EU’s future role in Syria will be a litmus test of a genuine common foreign and security policy.
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.
One way or another, Turkey has to entertain a relationship with the European Union.
Since Turkey’s failed coup, the workings of religion in Turkish political life have become much stronger than ever before in recent years.
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.