Western Europe

  • The Prime Minister Who May Survive
    Peter Kellner
    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.

                                  • NATO’s Intelligence Deficit: It’s the Members, Stupid!

                                    Judy DempseyThursday, May 25, 2017

                                      Don’t expect Britain, for one, to rush to increase intelligence sharing among NATO members.

                                    • NATO’s Troubled Missions

                                      Judy DempseyThursday, May 25, 2017

                                        When he visits NATO, U.S. President Donald Trump will be spared the internal spats besetting the American-led military alliance.

                                      • Trump at the EU, Trump at NATO

                                        Judy DempseyThursday, May 25, 2017

                                          European leaders could have credibility with a discombobulated U.S. administration, if only they could spell out their strategy.

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