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.
The breakup of the European Union into a collection of nation-states would lead to enormous instability.
The Trump administration’s unclear and conflicting views on Iran could jeopardize the nuclear deal and threaten critical relations with European allies.
U.S. President Donald Trump could be in for a big surprise if he thinks he has found a loyal and willing ally from across the pond.
U.S.-Russian relations under Trump might largely stay the same as before, which would make arms control solutions for Europe more urgently needed but at the same time much harder to achieve.
Turkish military intervention in Syria can succeed, however completion of the Al-Bab campaign against the self-proclaimed Islamic State will take time.
The incoming U.S. president’s mind-set looks set to bring about the most significant rupture in the transatlantic order since World War II.
A customs union like the one negotiated between Turkey and the EU could provide a realistic way forward for the UK after it leaves the bloc.
The EU’s policy of non-recognition and engagement in the South Caucasus has been modestly successful and may offer useful lessons for other parts of Eastern Europe.
Rather than fall into despondency, Europeans should see the presidency of Donald Trump as a salutary shock. Finally there is real urgency for Europe to get its act together.
More than forty years after Cyprus was split in two, Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders meet in Switzerland for last-chance talks to reunify the island.
Europe has been so weakened by the tumultuous events of 2016 that it is left unprepared to deal with the big foreign policy challenges of 2017.