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  • 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.

  • A Transatlantic Approach Toward Iran?

    Emily B. Landau, Shimon SteinThursday, June 22, 2017

      The United States and Europe should consider bringing their current divergent positions on Iran closer into line.

    • Judy Asks: Is Merkel Squandering Germany’s Strong Economy?

      Judy DempseyWednesday, June 21, 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.

      • The Prime Minister Who May Survive

        Peter KellnerTuesday, June 20, 2017

        A combination of parliamentary arithmetic and efforts to unite the ruling Conservative Party will probably keep UK Prime Minister Theresa May in office—for now.

      • Macron Shapes Old and New Europe

        Judy DempseyMonday, June 19, 2017

          The EU’s political contours are being redrawn, as Western Europe’s renewed influence is poised to eclipse the union’s Eastern members.

        • 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.

          • Credible EU Defense Means Rethinking Sovereignty

            Claudia MajorThursday, June 15, 2017

              Unless Europeans agree to compromise on national sovereignty at the EU level, current defense initiatives will amount to all talk and no action.

            • Judy Asks: Is Britain Lost?

              Judy DempseyWednesday, June 14, 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.

              • How Long Will the Greek Crisis Last?

                Yannos PapantoniouMonday, June 12, 2017

                  If Greece is to recover from its eight-year-long debt crisis, the country will need massive investment and a systematic effort to rebuild institutions and retrain labor.

                • France’s Rise and Britain’s Demise

                  Judy DempseyMonday, June 12, 2017

                    While Britain’s prime minister ushers in the decline of London’s influence in the world, France’s president seeks reforms that will reassert Paris’s role in the EU.

                  • Britain’s Postelection Future

                    Judy DempseyFriday, June 09, 2017

                      A snap general election has turned into a political debacle for Britain and its leader, Prime Minister Theresa May.

                    • 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.

                      • Cajoling Europe Into Cooperating on Defense

                        Tomáš ValášekThursday, June 08, 2017

                          The European Commission’s new defense proposals could give EU member states’ armed forces more value for their euros—if governments respond effectively.

                        • Judy Asks: Who Will Lead the West?

                          Judy DempseyWednesday, June 07, 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.

                          • Britain Adds to the West’s Disarray

                            Judy DempseyTuesday, June 06, 2017

                              What is happening in Britain under Prime Minister Theresa May and in the United States under President Donald Trump is weakening the West.

                            • NATO’s Enduring Relevance

                              Andrew A. MichtaThursday, June 01, 2017

                                The transatlantic alliance has the best chance since the fall of the Berlin Wall for a renaissance of its capabilities and strategic importance.

                              • Judy Asks: Will Trump Make Europe Stronger?

                                Judy DempseyWednesday, May 31, 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.

                                • The Merkel Way, the Macron Way

                                  Judy DempseyTuesday, May 30, 2017

                                    The German and French leaders begin looking at Europe’s future relationships with the United States and Russia.

                                  • Trump Leaves NATO

                                    Judy DempseyFriday, May 26, 2017

                                      NATO and the EU had better prepare for a tempestuous relationship with the U.S. administration.

                                    • 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.

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