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.
The re-election of Obama means one thing for Europe: the need for more Europe, not less.
In the guise of a strictly legal procedure, the Gazprom case has brought into focus a geopolitical issue of the highest importance for Europe and Russia.
Turkey is doing itself no favors if it wants to maintain what supporters it has left in the EU.
Europe’s economic crisis is being used to carve out more fundamental divisions between Europe and its Muslim neighbors.
Europe's existential political and economic crisis has made it clear that the EU can't be properly managed without a functioning Franco-German axis.
In an interview with Judy Dempsey,Graham Muir, a British security expert with the EDA, discusses the future of European defense cooperation.
Instead of talking the federalist talk, which is pushing Britain away from the heart of Europe, continental leaders must make London an offer that it cannot refuse.
If Germany changes its attitude now, the EU might finally find itself in a position where it could adopt a coherent and value-oriented strategy on Russia.