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.
Europe and the United States were still busy praising Morsi for the cease fire that he brokered so successfully in Gaza when he, suddenly and quietly, made a grab for nearly dictatorial powers in his country.
Seven years after she became German chancellor, Angela Merkel has ended the Schröder era in German policy toward Russia.
Europeans will struggle to have credibility with their neighbors unless they demonstrate a readiness to take the defense of their own strategic interests more seriously.
A number of things need to happen before an effective relationship can be built between the EU and the new Syrian opposition.
For far too long Germany has avoided any discussion about its security interests. These are issues that Chancellor Angela Merkel has rarely broached.
Every week leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the international challenges shaping Europe's role in the world.
Europeans should offer fast, strong, and visible support to civil society activists in Arab countries in democratic transition.
The acquittal of two Croatian generals is a depressing indictment for a court that was meant to end impunity for some of Europe’s worst war criminals.
Should Russia and the European Union decide to go separate ways, both will lose.
The review of the European External Action Service will offer an important first opportunity to assess the strengths and weaknesses of this new instrument, to address some of its shortcomings, and to give a new impetus to its further development.
With the rise of China, and the election of a new communist party leadership that will oversee China’s development over the next decade, the world is drifting back toward a bipolar constellation.
Orhan Pamuk certainly speaks his mind when he vents his disappointment at Europe’s waning interest in Turkey, but he overlooks two important issues.
The special relationship between Europe and the United States has come under strain in recent years,and has exposed deep cultural differences between both sides.
If Europeans want to be taken seriously as partners, have a modicum of influence on U.S. foreign policy decisions, and keep the United States interested in Europe, the homework is theirs to do, not America’s.