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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Amid the threats of an inward-looking United States and rising European populism, cooperation between the EU and China is more necessary than ever.
Despite relative stability at home, Brazilians are increasingly concerned about the decline of globalization in advanced economies, particularly in Europe.
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.
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.
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.
The EU’s timid insistence on political reform in Morocco coupled with unrelenting financial and diplomatic support might have removed the incentive for reforms.
Palestinians cannot fathom why European citizens’ support for Palestinian rights has advanced so much more in recent decades than official EU positions.
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.
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.
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.
Algerians want Europe to be far more involved in promoting democracy, freedom of the media, independent civil society, and migration issues.
EU initiatives in Jordan should focus on projects that lead to real political development and enhance the welfare and life quality of Jordanian citizens.