Every week leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the international challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.
The international community cannot just stand helplessly on the side lines while a despot reaps the benefits of a huge PR festival designed to cover up the true nature of his regime.
The EU should no longer attempt to find light in the dark corners of Viktor Yanukovych’s mind, it must let him know that enough is enough.
If the EU is serious in its ambition to become a foreign policy actor, it must back the existing Brussels structures with real power, the kind of power that only the key member states dispose of.
Yulia Tymoshenko's decision to go on hunger strike has finally boxed Ukraine's president into a corner. Who is going to rescue both people?
It is important that the EU understands that Yanukovych’s real motivation is advancing his own position and that of his family, not reform.
Germany still needs to realize that a coordinated approach with Poland on EU foreign and defense policy would also serve its own interests.
With sanctions allowing Russia to increase its influence in Belarus, the EU may need to adopt a more sophisticated, step-by-step approach to this small European country.
As globalization marches on and Europe grows dependent on bringing in young, mobile, and educated people, the EU’s strategy should be focused on making Schengen more flexible.