Political Reform

  • Diagnosing the French Malaise
    Alice Baudry, Laurent Bigorgne
    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.

                                  • Eastern Europe’s Superfluous Men

                                    Thomas de WaalMonday, October 24, 2016

                                    Antipopulist liberals in Georgia and other Eastern European countries have lost voters’ support. They need the wheel of history to turn again to realize their potential.

                                  • Ukraine’s Omnipresent Oligarchs

                                    Wojciech KonończukThursday, October 13, 2016

                                    Neither the Euromaidan revolution nor reform efforts have succeeded in undermining Ukraine’s oligarchic system, which still shapes the country’s politics.

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