The campaign might lack fizz but the outcome of the German election could have a profound effect on the future of Europe.
Authoritarian trends in Hungary and Poland threaten the EU more than Brexit does because they undermine the union’s legal foundations. Other EU governments need to defend the rule of law more actively.
U.S. President Donald Trump is unpopular in Germany, but Berlin will likely continue to cooperate with Washington where interests align and criticize U.S. policies it disagrees with.
The EU must engage prudently with its Eastern European neighbors to encourage progress toward rules-based democratic governance while supporting their sovereignty in their dealings with Russia.
The European Union, the most vocal supporter of the JCPOA, does not have the means to uphold the deal in the face of the United States and Iran, the two most crucial signatories, trying to kill it.
Giving citizens a say on Europe’s future could help the EU address multiple problems—as long as governments are willing to accept ideas that fall outside their standard templates for reform.
Recommendations on what the EU can do to maintain the Iran nuclear deal and slowly improve the regional outlook.
Germany has become a key target of Russia’s attempts to influence decisionmakers and agitate populations in the West. Berlin should take steps to deal with these threats.
Civic mobilization is an increasingly significant element of global politics—and an increasingly effective one.
The European Union’s policy in the Mediterranean will have to evolve substantially if the union wants to have influence in this crucial region.
Can Turkey’s divided political opposition mount a meaningful, unified challenge to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s political hegemony?
European leaders should convert their newfound confidence into positive energy to develop realistic solutions to the challenges that continue to plague the EU.
Brussels and Tokyo are stepping up at a time when Washington is retrenching from its traditional leadership role on global trade issues.
Developments before and after the 2017 G20 Summit in Hamburg have brought new elements into East-West relations, and the Minsk peace process.
Could the creation of a common defense project help Europe move toward deeper economic integration?
Europe should avoid letting dissatisfaction with Trump’s Paris decision cloud the broader transatlantic energy and climate agenda.
The 2017 G20 Hamburg summit could be the setting for a major duel between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump.
Brussels and Ankara should focus on a package of four short- to medium-term priorities to halt the recent degradation in bilateral relations.
All eyes are on German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron to show the way to a rejuvenated Europe.
Whether European leaders realize it or not, the future stability of Ireland and of the Northern Ireland peace process rests with Brussels, not London.