Political Reform

  • The Hungarian Hostage
    April 28, 2017

    By attacking the Central European University, the Hungarian government seeks to cement its role as a protector of national interests against an international scapegoat.

  • Judy Asks: Is Populism on the Run?

    Judy DempseyWednesday, April 26, 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.

    • France’s Choice, Europe’s Future

      Judy DempseyMonday, April 24, 2017

        The selection of the next president of France will have profound implications for the country, for Europe, and for the Western liberal order.

      • Judy Asks: Does France Need to Change?

        Judy DempseyThursday, April 20, 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.

        • France Teeters Between Total Collapse and Renewed Influence

          Pierre VimontWednesday, April 19, 2017

            Voters in France should seize the upcoming presidential election as an opportunity to halt the country’s twenty-year economic decline and enact long-overdue reforms.

          • Macron Eyes the Franco-German Bond

            Judy DempseyTuesday, April 18, 2017

              The future of Europe and, especially, of the Franco-German relationship depends on who becomes France’s next president.

            • Dealing With Turkey’s Absolute Ruler

              Marc PieriniTuesday, April 18, 2017

              The consequence of Turkey’s April 16 referendum result is that in foreign policy, the country will now resemble a Central Asian republic more than a European democracy.

            • Diagnosing the French Malaise

              Alice Baudry, Laurent BigorgneThursday, April 13, 2017

                A combination of economic woes, historical baggage, and political distrust means that France is perceived as Europe’s weak link.

              • Why the EU Should Engage With Belarus

                Yauheni PreihermanMonday, April 03, 2017

                  Instead of looking for ways to punish Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, the EU should focus on how to improve long-term relations.

                • A Europe of Clusters

                  Andrew A. MichtaFriday, March 31, 2017

                    The EU is on the threshold of a systemic adjustment comparable with that seen at the end of the Cold War. The process of reorganization is likely to be anything but orderly.

                  • Looking Beyond Turkey’s Constitutional Referendum

                    Marc PieriniMonday, March 27, 2017

                      Whatever the outcome of Turkey’s April 16 referendum on a new constitution, the country’s relationship with the European Union has reached a watershed.

                    • A Dutch Election Campaign in Splendid Isolation

                      Louise van Schaik, Anne BakkerThursday, March 09, 2017

                        The Netherlands’ upcoming vote could have important implications for subsequent contests elsewhere in Europe, yet Dutch political debates seem detached from the rest of the continent.

                      • Don’t Write Off the EU

                        Judy DempseyTuesday, February 28, 2017

                          The success of populist movements across Europe is not inevitable, despite Britain’s vote to leave the EU and the election of U.S. President Donald Trump.

                        • A Dutch Election in a European Storm

                          Caroline de GruyterThursday, February 23, 2017

                            Geert Wilders, leader of the far-right Party for Freedom, is unlikely to win the Netherlands’ upcoming election. But that won’t stop him from influencing government policies.

                          • Judy Asks: Can the Minsk Agreement Succeed?

                            Judy DempseyWednesday, February 22, 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.

                            • Brexit, a Game of Deal or No Deal

                              Peter KellnerMonday, February 06, 2017

                                One of the trickiest questions in the UK’s impending negotiations to leave the EU is whether London will be expected to pay a penalty for quitting the bloc.

                              • Turkey’s Gift From God

                                Marc PieriniMonday, January 30, 2017

                                Extreme tensions created by the July 2016 failed coup were decisive in hastening a debate on a draft new constitution in Turkey. If approved, the country will effectively adopt a one-man-rule system.

                              • Goodbye Obama, Goodbye Britain

                                Judy DempseyThursday, January 19, 2017

                                  Europe faces a fractured transatlantic relationship as Donald Trump enters office as U.S. president and Britain prepares to leave the European Union.

                                • Britain’s Diplomatic Discord

                                  Peter KellnerMonday, January 09, 2017

                                    The complexity of the looming Brexit negotiations is more troubling than the recent resignation of the UK’s EU ambassador.

                                  • Opposing Populism From the Left

                                    Yannos PapantoniouTuesday, December 13, 2016

                                      Europe’s Left has a chance to resurge from its current dire position and contribute to the fight against nationalism and populism.

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