Angela Merkel’s successor needs to promote a strategic culture that will prepare the country—and Europe—for new, shifting alliances caused by globalization, digitization, and China.
To stem the populist tide, liberals have to avoid falling into the trap of bashing Central Europe.
The chances of a new Brexit referendum sometime in 2019 are growing—as is the possibility that the UK will not, in the end, leave the EU at all.
Bottom-up citizen interest in more direct forms of political control is a genie that cannot easily be put back into a bottle. Across Europe, direct democracy needs to be improved rather than suppressed.
A European army is not the answer to the EU’s miserable foreign and security ambitions or the rift with the United States.
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 rift between Western and Central Europe runs deep. It is the result of different definitions of what the EU is and what it should be.
The U.S. midterm elections will not reset transatlantic relations. Europeans should brace for more of the rough transactional and zero-sum approach that has defined the relationship over the past two years.
Around the world, conservative groups have been gaining influence, bolstering the power of right-wing leaders. It is a trend driven not only by older generations but also by the young.
Merkel’s decisions to step down as leader of her party and to not run for reelection in 2021 will have repercussions for Germany, Europe, and the transatlantic relationship.