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.
Keeping open the option of NATO membership is key for Finland. But it is also a line in the sand for Russia.
The Russian and Turkish presidents are more comfortable with a world in which alliances are transient and traditional great powers set the agenda.
Turkey wants to become a major regional energy hub. The EU should be cautious of Ankara’s potential role as a gatekeeper of gas supplies to the European market.
The EU’s future role in Syria will be a litmus test of a genuine common foreign and security policy.
While the causes of Turkey’s failed coup remain shrouded in mystery, Ankara’s policy shift toward Moscow could have played a role.
The Nagorny Karabakh conflict and Armenia’s inability to find a path out of it remain a heavy legacy that blocks the country’s development.
At a meeting in Saint Petersburg between the Russian and Turkish presidents, an opportunistic convergence of minds could emerge between the two leaders.
NATO has its work cut out as it agrees to deal with the big threats and instability in its neighborhood.
Russian diplomats see almost every NATO summit as a hostile event. There is particular bitterness when alliance leaders meet in a former Soviet or Warsaw Pact capital.