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.
Ukraine’s victory in the Eurovision Song Contest is as much a political message as a vote on musical taste.
Achieving progress on reforming Ukraine’s economy would send the strongest possible message to critics who doubt the country’s ability to operate as a modern state.
From the East-West standoff in Ukraine to mass migration and its causes, corruption is a surreptitious underlying driver.
To make progress on stamping out corruption, Ukraine requires targeted reform of the powerful institutions that perpetuate corrupt practices, particularly the justice system.
Ukraine’s reformers have largely ignored the key issue of the separation of powers. The EU should help put this important priority back on the agenda.
The most feasible way to solve Ukraine’s mounting security challenge is to establish an alliance of nations stretching from the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea.
The resignation of Ukraine’s prime minister will make constitutional reform in the country impossible and will delay reforms in many other areas.
The EU needs to step up its support for Ukraine’s still-fragile democracy, focusing on the three areas of conditionality, decentralization, and engagement with civil society.
European leaders have stood by as the Dutch prepare to vote on an EU-Ukraine trade agreement. The ballot could make Vladimir Putin the winner and Europe the loser.