The crisis in Ukraine has pushed the European Union to become a different kind of policy actor.
The European Union should be investing in foreign policy and humanitarian aid, not weapons.
As London and Brussels prepare to negotiate the UK’s exit from the EU, both sides need to tone down their confrontational rhetoric and adopt a more constructive approach.
China is no substitute for Europe’s special ties with the United States, as any pivot to the East is paved with difficulties.
Populist parties across Europe will continue to pose a challenge until the frustrations in traditional democratic politics have been addressed.
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.
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.
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.