Political Reform

  • Macron Eyes the Franco-German Bond
    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.

                          • Judy Asks: Can Renzi Salvage Italy?

                            Judy DempseyWednesday, November 30, 2016

                              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.

                            • The Necessity of France

                              Judy DempseyTuesday, November 29, 2016

                                The longer the French government postpones economic reforms, the weaker Europe will become.

                              • Ukraine’s Visa Liberalization Saga

                                Gwendolyn SasseMonday, November 28, 2016

                                  Visa-free access to EU countries is a major attraction for Ukrainians. But delays in the process risk eroding the much-needed support of pro-EU movements in Ukraine.

                                • A Step Toward Greater Transparency in Ukraine

                                  Gwendolyn SasseMonday, October 31, 2016

                                    A new database detailing the private assets of state officials, although imperfect, is a major step change in Ukrainian politics.

                                  • No True Democracy in Turkey Without Peace

                                    Roy KaradagThursday, October 27, 2016

                                      Turkey has the potential to adopt a sustainable political model if the government decides to share political power in a credible manner.

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