Member states still do not think and act strategically when it comes to strengthening Europe's foreign and security policy.
The EU’s tarnished image as a community of nations is alarming. It is therefore essential to create the conditions for a better future in a postcrisis world.
The permanent members of the UN Security Council must work together to transform the fragile U.S.-Russian step toward peace in Syria into a full agreement.
Every week leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the international challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.
Relations between France and Turkey have been marred by unfortunate events, inappropriate diplomatic gestures and strong words from both sides.
The impact that America’s next president will have on various areas of French national interests will likely be less significant than in the past.
In Britain, fears are growing that a proposed deal would orient the British military industry away from the United States and toward Europe, endangering the special relationship.
As the EU struggles with the ongoing euro crisis, the attitude of the "big three" will crucially influence the future scope and direction of its role in international relations.
Redefining relations with China will require economic coordination with Europe, as France opens to Chinese investment while demanding more regulation and transparency from Beijing.
The EU acts as a bloc with all 27 member states discussing issues and unanimously making decisions, but behind the scenes lies a tacit agreement that the Big Three, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, take the lead on foreign policy.