Be it the German election, Brexit, Italy’s financial woes, Poland’s political troubles, or digitization, the fall will bring no respite for European leaders.
The West must be more tolerant of Russia’s rhetorical hyperbole to guard against both the most dangerous and the most likely challenges emanating from Moscow.
Both London and Brussels have a strong interest in starting work now to forge a defense partnership for the time when Britain has left the European Union.
When Britain leaves the European Union, the country will suffer its biggest loss of foreign policy influence in centuries.
A recent declaration of independence in Ukraine’s eastern occupied territories, while far from credible, provides some clues about the political situation in the region.
As Russia builds up its maritime capabilities in the North Atlantic, NATO should take concrete and visible steps to enhance its presence in the area.
Berlin’s framework nations concept is the centerpiece of a new interlinked European system of defense that binds Germany to its core.
French President Emmanuel Macron’s efforts to change Moscow’s position on the conflict in Ukraine should be accompanied by bolder support for Kyiv.
Twelve months on from Turkey’s coup attempt, Ankara is forging ahead with imposing a religious-conservative agenda on society, despite significant popular opposition.
Germany and the UK are likely to remain dependent on U.S. defense, because the alternatives are currently too daunting for Berlin and London.
The Polish government will try to use U.S. President Donald Trump’s July 6 visit to Warsaw to influence the White House’s policies toward Russia and Germany.
Western governments should take a number of measures to more resolutely support Ukraine’s national security and economic prospects.
There is more energy and interest in European defense cooperation than at any time in the last fifteen years.
The insistence of some NATO allies on maintaining commitments made to Russia twenty years ago risks undermining stability and security in Europe.
Unless Europeans agree to compromise on national sovereignty at the EU level, current defense initiatives will amount to all talk and no action.
As the Turkish leadership becomes increasingly isolated from its traditional allies, Ankara seems tempted to seek refuge in an unconvincing regional role.
The European Commission’s new defense proposals could give EU member states’ armed forces more value for their euros—if governments respond effectively.
The transatlantic alliance has the best chance since the fall of the Berlin Wall for a renaissance of its capabilities and strategic importance.
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.
NATO and the EU had better prepare for a tempestuous relationship with the U.S. administration.