The French president has his work cut out in persuading Trump to appreciate the benefits of multilateralism and the transatlantic relationship.
The repeated use of chemical weapons in Syria has exposed the lack of principles and interests in Germany’s response.
Cruise missiles and lofty speeches will not bring peace to the Syrians. France must enlist the EU to start working on a real settlement.
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.
Orbán’s nationalist-conservative legacy will depend on EU funds, a revamped opposition, and the future of the rural population.
France’s En Marche began as a grassroots movement and has evolved under Emmanuel Macron’s strong leadership. Its sustainability will depend on reconciling these contrasting styles.
European donors should persist with a localist approach in Syria, but efforts should generate an inclusive notion of democratic citizenship rather than just support the liberal-moderate opposition.
Another wave of mass migration is likely to hit Europe, and unless the EU can muster collective action, the Schengen system of passport-free travel could be swept away.
NATO faces a dilemma over criticizing member states that undermine democracy and the rule of law and disclose information that might endanger an ally.
Failing to reach a compromise on EU defense policies not only affects relations between France and Germany, it jeopardizes European security.