Capitals Series

  • Letter From Ankara
    June 23, 2017

    Increasingly, Turkey’s leaders seek to reshape their country’s relationship with the EU away from the goal of accession toward a framework more focused on trade.

  • Letter From Seoul

    Steven DenneyFriday, June 16, 2017

      Recent changes to the world order may allow the EU to play a more prominent role on the Korean Peninsula, especially when it comes to security.

    • Letter From Washington

      Erik BrattbergFriday, June 09, 2017

        Europeans must prepare for a less romantic and more transactional view of the EU from Washington, as the U.S. president downplays the importance of the transatlantic relationship.

      • Letter From Mexico City

        Ana Luisa GarcésFriday, June 02, 2017

          Given the United States’ intimidating policies toward its southern neighbor, it is time for Mexico to reassess its commercial and political priorities with the rest of the world.

        • Letter From Pretoria

          John Kotsopoulos, Camilla AdelleFriday, May 26, 2017

            South Africa is experiencing a period of political and economic turmoil that has consequences for the country’s previously firm relationship with the European Union.

          • Letter From Moscow

            Kathrin HilleFriday, May 19, 2017

              Although they watch the upheaval in Europe with a sense of satisfaction, Russian officials are convinced that a collapse of the EU would not be in Moscow’s interest.

            • Letter From Tokyo

              Michiko YoshidaFriday, May 12, 2017

                Cooperation between the EU and Japan, which share values such as freedom, human rights, and democracy, is more important than ever given the inescapable presence of China.

              • Letter From Ottawa

                Costanza Musu, Patrick LeblondFriday, May 05, 2017

                  Today more than ever, the values and interests shared by Canada and the EU should constitute the basis for stronger partnership and enhanced cooperation across the Atlantic.

                • Letter From Beijing

                  Shi Zhiqin, Lai SuetyiFriday, April 28, 2017

                    Amid the threats of an inward-looking United States and rising European populism, cooperation between the EU and China is more necessary than ever.

                  • Letter From Brasília

                    Joe LeahyFriday, April 21, 2017

                      Despite relative stability at home, Brazilians are increasingly concerned about the decline of globalization in advanced economies, particularly in Europe.

                    • Letter From Canberra

                      Geoff KitneyFriday, April 14, 2017

                        The future of the EU will be vital to Australia’s national interests, even though some Australians will continue to see Britain first when looking at Europe.

                      • Letter From New Delhi

                        C. Raja MohanFriday, April 07, 2017

                          India sees the EU’s new emphasis on balancing interests and values as long overdue and welcomes Europe’s aspiration for greater strategic autonomy in the world.

                        • Europe Still Looking Backward at Its Southern Neighbors

                          Judy DempseyWednesday, March 30, 2016

                            In its foreign policy toward North Africa and the Middle East, the EU is putting stability before human rights, as it did before the Arab Spring.

                          • Letter From Rabat

                            Aboubakr JamaiFriday, March 25, 2016

                              The EU’s timid insistence on political reform in Morocco coupled with unrelenting financial and diplomatic support might have removed the incentive for reforms.

                            • Letter From Palestine

                              Raja KhalidiFriday, March 18, 2016

                                Palestinians cannot fathom why European citizens’ support for Palestinian rights has advanced so much more in recent decades than official EU positions.

                              • Letter From Beirut

                                Bashshar HaydarFriday, March 11, 2016

                                  The EU should refrain from acting in Lebanon like a humanitarian NGOs and should behave instead like a serious power with effective sticks and carrots.

                                • Letter From Tripoli

                                  Tarek MegerisiFriday, March 04, 2016

                                    If European policymakers want to help stabilize and reorient Libya, they should recall the lessons of the five years since the country’s 2011 revolution.

                                  • Letter From Cairo

                                    Nancy OkailFriday, February 26, 2016

                                      The EU’s approach toward Egypt is based on misperceptions and false assumptions, and European support fails to reflect the country’s social and political dynamics.

                                    • Letter From Algiers

                                      Dalia Ghanem-YazbeckFriday, February 19, 2016

                                        Algerians want Europe to be far more involved in promoting democracy, freedom of the media, independent civil society, and migration issues.

                                      • Letter From Amman

                                        Ahmad Masa’dehThursday, February 11, 2016

                                          EU initiatives in Jordan should focus on projects that lead to real political development and enhance the welfare and life quality of Jordanian citizens.

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