The EU should continue to increase its support to human rights defenders, independent media and civil society. This is probably an even more arduous task than before the election.
As the EU confronts all manner of challenges, there has been a new push for the idea of so-called flexible Europe. Yet the concept is prone to misunderstanding and risks tearing the union apart.
The stakes are just so high: more centralization of political power, dealing with a polarized society, or even shifting Turkey’s direction to the West.
Liberal democracy is in crisis where it was long thought most securely established. In both Western Europe and the United States, polls suggest voters are losing faith in democratic institutions.
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Wess Mitchell discussed transatlantic relations at a time of unprecedented challenges for the West.
For the citizens of Turkey, the upcoming elections boil down to a choice between a one-man-rule system with no checks and balances and a possible return to a more liberal and parliamentary system of governance.
Europe’s security, foreign, and defense policies will go nowhere without tackling the refugee and asylum crises.
Paris and Berlin have diametrically opposed views about what the future of the EU should look like.It is hard to see how both views can be reconciled.
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.
Hungary and Poland are not seeking illiberal democracy. They are sliding toward authoritarianism under a false presentation of the majority will.