A mood of realism around the Transdniestria conflict, supported by Russia, is leading to areas of de facto integration. The Moldovan government is cautious, but this is an opportunity for more international engagement.
Ukraine’s reforms depend as much on the country’s leaders on as on consistent, forceful, and unified EU pressure.
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.
Diplomats, parliamentarians, and journalists at the 2018 Munich Security Conference highlight today’s most consequential global threats.
European countries want a stronger foreign and defense policy, but they still don’t share a common threat perception.
Unless Europeans resolve their tension between being part of a place and becoming a global player, others will decide Europe’s strategic future.
Poland’s conservative government is squandering all the gains the country made since the overthrow of the communist regime in 1989.
The proposed UN peacekeeping mission to Ukraine needs a combination of Western sticks and carrots. Diplomacy is not enough.
European integration is being challenged by countries that yearned to rejoin a Europe based on unity and liberal democracy.
The political apathy of Ukraine’s youth should come as a warning, especially at a moment when those in government are putting personal interests ahead of the country’s reform agenda.
Three kinds of trouble are bubbling under Europe's surface. The key to preparing for them lies in understanding where and how the political ground is shifting.
Populism in the Czech Republic is not an aberration from the prevailing EU trends, yet rumors of the death of democracy in Prague are greatly premature.
Kyiv politics is making the humanitarian problems of eastern Ukraine even worse.
As 2017 ebbs, Europe can expect a bumpy ride in the coming months, not least because of the impact of the digital revolution on democracy.
The U.S. president’s decisive turn away from democracy and human rights support will have a major impact on EU strategic interests. Yet European leaders have failed to respond to this geopolitical shift.
Europeans can take some solace from Trump’s support for NATO and the EU. But the U.S. president will want value for money.
A dispute about the different interpretations of their common past is poisoning relations between Poland and Ukraine in ways that benefit Russia.
The political conditions for a resolution of the war in Donbas are deteriorating on all sides.
EU membership is the all-defining political and economic reality for Central Europe. China is a curiosity.
PESCO may be limited, but it’s not inconsequential. At minimum, the deal will put EU governments under fresh pressure to spend more on defense.