Western Europe

  • From Paris to Berlin
    May 11, 2017

    Despite big differences over economic policy, Europe’s two most important leaders need each other more than ever before.

  • Judy Asks: Is France Europe’s Redeemer?

    Judy DempseyWednesday, May 10, 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.

    • Much Ado About Brexit

      Peter KellnerTuesday, May 09, 2017

        UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s accusation of election interference by EU officials takes the mutual hostility between London and Brussels to a new level.

      • Macron’s Victory Is Just the Beginning

        Judy DempseyMonday, May 08, 2017

          France’s new president has five years to put his country and Europe on a new trajectory. The challenges he faces are huge.

        • How to Reset the Franco-German Balance

          Caroline de GruyterFriday, May 05, 2017

            To increase its power in Europe and lessen German dominance, France needs to change itself and build a real European political union to underpin the euro.

          • Macron, Le Pen, and the Future of France’s Alliances

            Alexandra de Hoop SchefferThursday, May 04, 2017

              In an election campaign dominated by opposing views on Europe and globalization, France’s presidential candidates agree that the country needs to rethink its traditional alliances.

            • Brexit and the Irish Question

              Judy DempseyTuesday, May 02, 2017

                Britain’s decision to leave the European Union could spur the unification of Ireland and the breakup of the United Kingdom.

              • A Netanyahu Snub, a German Response

                Judy DempseyWednesday, April 26, 2017

                  Israel’s prime minister is doing neither himself nor his country any favors in refusing to meet the German foreign minister.

                • Judy Asks: Is Populism on the Run?

                  Judy DempseyWednesday, April 26, 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.

                  • France’s Choice, Europe’s Future

                    Judy DempseyMonday, April 24, 2017

                      The selection of the next president of France will have profound implications for the country, for Europe, and for the Western liberal order.

                    • 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.

                      • Judy Asks: Does France Need to Change?

                        Judy DempseyThursday, April 20, 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.

                        • France Teeters Between Total Collapse and Renewed Influence

                          Pierre VimontWednesday, April 19, 2017

                            Voters in France should seize the upcoming presidential election as an opportunity to halt the country’s twenty-year economic decline and enact long-overdue reforms.

                          • May’s Election Gamble

                            Peter KellnerWednesday, April 19, 2017

                              Opinion polls suggest that the ruling Conservatives will comfortably win the snap UK general election to be held on June 8—but political fortunes are increasingly unpredictable.

                            • Macron Eyes the Franco-German Bond

                              Judy DempseyTuesday, April 18, 2017

                                The future of Europe and, especially, of the Franco-German relationship depends on who becomes France’s next president.

                              • 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.

                                • Diagnosing the French Malaise

                                  Alice Baudry, Laurent BigorgneThursday, April 13, 2017

                                    A combination of economic woes, historical baggage, and political distrust means that France is perceived as Europe’s weak link.

                                  • Washington’s Way to European Hearts

                                    Tomáš ValášekTuesday, April 11, 2017

                                      The NATO secretary general should use his meeting with the U.S. president on April 12 to convey important messages on terrorism and defense spending.

                                    • Brexit Between The Rock and a Hard Place

                                      Peter KellnerMonday, April 10, 2017

                                        A recent row over the future status of Gibraltar is likely to provide the template for other issues in the coming negotiations on Britain’s withdrawal from the EU.

                                      • 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.

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