EU and the World

  • The Contradictions of German Foreign Policy
    June 27, 2017

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s refusal to abandon the controversial Nord Stream pipeline is puzzling for several reasons.

  • Ukrainians Travel Visa Free

    Gwendolyn SasseMonday, June 26, 2017

      New visa-free arrangements for Ukrainians traveling to the EU will have several practical and, more importantly, symbolic impacts.

    • Letter From Ankara

      Sinan ÜlgenFriday, June 23, 2017

        Increasingly, Turkey’s leaders seek to reshape their country’s relationship with the EU away from the goal of accession toward a framework more focused on trade.

      • A Transatlantic Approach Toward Iran?

        Emily B. Landau, Shimon SteinThursday, June 22, 2017

          The United States and Europe should consider bringing their current divergent positions on Iran closer into line.

        • Macron Shapes Old and New Europe

          Judy DempseyMonday, June 19, 2017

            The EU’s political contours are being redrawn, as Western Europe’s renewed influence is poised to eclipse the union’s Eastern members.

          • Letter From Seoul

            Steven DenneyFriday, June 16, 2017

              Recent changes to the world order may allow the EU to play a more prominent role on the Korean Peninsula, especially when it comes to security.

            • Credible EU Defense Means Rethinking Sovereignty

              Claudia MajorThursday, June 15, 2017

                Unless Europeans agree to compromise on national sovereignty at the EU level, current defense initiatives will amount to all talk and no action.

              • France’s Rise and Britain’s Demise

                Judy DempseyMonday, June 12, 2017

                  While Britain’s prime minister ushers in the decline of London’s influence in the world, France’s president seeks reforms that will reassert Paris’s role in the EU.

                • Britain’s Postelection Future

                  Judy DempseyFriday, June 09, 2017

                    A snap general election has turned into a political debacle for Britain and its leader, Prime Minister Theresa May.

                  • Letter From Washington

                    Erik BrattbergFriday, June 09, 2017

                      Europeans must prepare for a less romantic and more transactional view of the EU from Washington, as the U.S. president downplays the importance of the transatlantic relationship.

                    • Judy Asks: Who Will Lead the West?

                      Judy DempseyWednesday, June 07, 2017

                        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.

                      • Letter From Mexico City

                        Ana Luisa GarcésFriday, June 02, 2017

                          Given the United States’ intimidating policies toward its southern neighbor, it is time for Mexico to reassess its commercial and political priorities with the rest of the world.

                        • NATO’s Enduring Relevance

                          Andrew A. MichtaThursday, June 01, 2017

                            The transatlantic alliance has the best chance since the fall of the Berlin Wall for a renaissance of its capabilities and strategic importance.

                          • Judy Asks: Will Trump Make Europe Stronger?

                            Judy DempseyWednesday, May 31, 2017

                              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 Merkel Way, the Macron Way

                              Judy DempseyTuesday, May 30, 2017

                                The German and French leaders begin looking at Europe’s future relationships with the United States and Russia.

                              • Trump Leaves NATO

                                Judy DempseyFriday, May 26, 2017

                                  NATO and the EU had better prepare for a tempestuous relationship with the U.S. administration.

                                • Letter From Pretoria

                                  John Kotsopoulos, Camilla AdelleFriday, May 26, 2017

                                    South Africa is experiencing a period of political and economic turmoil that has consequences for the country’s previously firm relationship with the European Union.

                                  • NATO’s Intelligence Deficit: It’s the Members, Stupid!

                                    Judy DempseyThursday, May 25, 2017

                                      Don’t expect Britain, for one, to rush to increase intelligence sharing among NATO members.

                                    • NATO’s Troubled Missions

                                      Judy DempseyThursday, May 25, 2017

                                        When he visits NATO, U.S. President Donald Trump will be spared the internal spats besetting the American-led military alliance.

                                      • Trump at the EU, Trump at NATO

                                        Judy DempseyThursday, May 25, 2017

                                          European leaders could have credibility with a discombobulated U.S. administration, if only they could spell out their strategy.

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