The year 2016 witnessed the breakup of the common identity that had held Europe together for over seventy years. Two notable examples come from Britain and Russia.
There is much disagreement in Britain over what the mandate from the country’s June 23 decision to leave the EU really means.
For decades, EU and national leaders have inflated citizens’ expectations by making unrealistic promises. Today’s leaders need to break the mold by spelling out some hard truths.
A ruling by the UK High Court on the procedure for the country’s withdrawal from the EU may be overturned. But whatever the outcome, Britain faces an uncertain future.
The 1956 Suez Crisis created a rift between London and Paris that has hampered European defense ever since.
The overwhelming probability is that the UK will leave the EU by 2019. But there’s a small chance it won’t.
Tighter immigration controls will do little or nothing to tackle the West’s underlying problems or help marginalize rejectionist politics.
The EU needs to combine internal cohesion and flexible integration to cope with external challenges and contain the forces that threaten to tear it apart.
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.
EU leaders will be preoccupied in the second half of 2016 by Brexit and terrorism—two issues that will have consequences for Europe’s relationship with the United States.