Turkish military intervention in Syria can succeed, however completion of the Al-Bab campaign against the self-proclaimed Islamic State will take time.
The European Union is no longer wedded to transforming its Eastern and Southern neighbors. Stabilization is the new priority.
Following the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president, it falls to the Europeans to defend the international agreement on Iran’s nuclear program.
The EU needs to rebalance its policy response to the migration crisis by creating new pathways for legal migration and placing greater emphasis on protecting vulnerable people.
If Tunisia’s top-down strategy to boost investment and private-sector growth is to succeed, a bottom-up approach is also needed to address the country’s most urgent challenges.
From peaceful political and social grassroots movements to violent extremists, nonstate actors can put pressure on flawed states by demanding accountability, justice, revolutionary change, or power.
Thousands of African refugees and migrants risk their lives every day to reach Europe, but what can be done to persuade them not to take this perilous journey?
Europe must invest more heavily in countries such as Jordan, Morocco, and Tunisia to help build regional players that are open to reform and resistant to crises.
The migration issue is not going away, Europeans need an integrated migration policy based on a genuine sense of solidarity.
The EU faces a series of dramatic challenges in the Mediterranean area; however, internal structural changes to the union have diminished its foreign policy abilities.