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.
A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.
The Polish government will try to use U.S. President Donald Trump’s July 6 visit to Warsaw to influence the White House’s policies toward Russia and Germany.
Boosting NATO’s troop numbers in northeastern Europe is a major step forward for the alliance, but allies cannot rest in the face of the region’s dynamic security environment.
Both Hungary and Poland appear determined to pursue their own nationalist agendas, even if they clash with European values.
For Warsaw, the incoming U.S. presidency of Donald Trump should trigger a change of policy direction toward the center of the EU.
Migration from Eastern Europe to Western EU member states is partly driven by the corruption perpetuated by political elites and local oligarchs.
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.
NATO has its work cut out as it agrees to deal with the big threats and instability in its neighborhood.
Besides its immense symbolic importance for Poland, the 2016 NATO summit in Warsaw is also about Germany’s increasing role in the alliance.