The case of an Angolan journalist who faces criminal charges for exposing human rights abuses in his country will be an important test case for the EU’s human rights strategy.
Every week a selection of leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.
Two new movies remind Poles that they must not squander the gains of 1989. As national hero Lech Walesa turns seventy, Warsaw still has unfinished business, especially on the EU.
Every week leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.
By saying no to deeper political union, Germany’s chancellor may have scuppered the chances of ever repairing the imbalance between political and economic integration in Europe.
Having won a third term as German chancellor, Angela Merkel has the chance to finally take a stand on Europe and strengthen the EU’s foreign, defense, and security policies.
Britain’s David Cameron hopes that Germany’s Angela Merkel will support his desire to repatriate certain EU powers from Brussels to the member states. He might be disappointed.
The EU’s approach toward its Eastern neighbors matters hugely for the region, for the EU, and for the West as a whole. That approach needs to be bolder and more strategic.
In a letter to Conservative lawmakers, a former Tory member of parliament calls for an early referendum on Britain’s EU membership. Labour’s Ed Miliband should take note.
Is the Arab Spring comparable to the 1848 revolution or the Thirty Years War in Europe? Historical analogies are close enough to induce humility and pessimism.
EU Special Representative Bernardino Leon does not believe that the military’s crackdown can create long-term stability in Egypt.
The long-awaited official review of the EEAS is smart, realistic, and ambitious. It is now up to the member states and institutions to drive EU foreign policy forward.
The EU’s foreign and defense policies are not the logical next steps toward further integration. But without them integration might become even shallower than it is today.
Bulgarians have been taking to the streets to protest against systemic corruption. Their big challenge now is how to channel their grievances into a clear political program.
Turkey faces difficult decisions in the months ahead. If the government chooses to further polarize the debate, the price is likely to be high, both at home and abroad.
Brazil’s government appears to be responding to the demands of recent protests. That is good news—but more is needed, especially in the run-up to next year’s World Cup.
EU-Russia relations have entered a new phase. That will have important consequences for Europe’s Eastern neighbors, which will need to make a choice between east and west.
Within a few years China will have more old people than any other country. Beijing will have to become a leader in addressing the problems of an aging population.
Turkey’s Gezi protest movement has shown that Western values have taken deep root in Turkish society. Neither Turkey nor the EU can afford to ignore such widespread views.
This week’s G8 summit is an extraordinary success story and a rare optimistic lesson for the enduring importance of European integration and the transatlantic relationship.