Europe should not model its security policy on France’s intervention in Mali. Giving up on nation building would be a grave and costly mistake.
Why Dmitri Trenin thinks that Europe needs a Russia strategy after all.
Why the former U.S. diplomat and business man thinks that Carnegie’s Moscow director is mistaken about Europe’s future with Russia.
The relationship between Russia and the European Union has changed and now is the time to assess the new reality.
As the case of Mali shows, the EU’s use of soft power all too often lacks ambition, determination, and professionalism.
Every week leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the international challenges shaping Europe's role in the world.
Judy Dempsey interviews Jerzy Pomianowski, executive director of the European Endowment for Democracy.
Drones are becoming an essential part of modern warfare and civilian use. But international law has to be updated to take into account the use of this new technology.
We wish you all happy and safe holidays and a good transition into 2013. Judy Dempsey's Strategic Europe will be back on January 7.
It requires a special courage and leadership to address the wrongs of the past and deal with those who want to ignore the it. But without such reflection, the future is marred.
As 2012 was neither decisive nor lost, expectations are high for 2013 and Jan Techau outlines the six top stories to follow in the coming year.
The world is short of heroes. But if there is one person who is indisputably qualified, it is South Africa’s former president, Nelson Mandela.
Most international policy prognosticators seem to agree that 2013 will bring a decisive turn in the endless travails over the Iranian nuclear program.
Stability in Mali needs the support of Algeria, which has become an increasingly more important regional player.
German parliamentarians will vote this week on sending Patriot missiles to Turkey, a move some fear will be a first step towards a far more active role in the Syrian conflict.
At a time when much ink is being spilled over the alleged decline of the West, a U.S.-EU Free Trade Agreement would provide a strong foundation for protecting the soft economic powers of the West.
It is high time that Viktor Orban took a stand against far-right wing party Jobbik in order to stop the rise of anti-semitism in Hungary.
Europe should not miss the chance of winning over Clinton’s successor by convincing that person that Europe does want to work with the United States.
Russia, Ukraine, and the EU’s other neighbors will have to learn that ultimatums are counter-productive and alienate the EU, forcing it to reject proposals coming from the east.
Europe’s disunity on the question of Palestinian statehood shows once again its lack of strategy to deal with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and ultimately to deal with the new Middle East.