• Democracy: Down but Not Out
    October 11, 2013

    The system described by Winston Churchill as “the worst form of government except all the others” may look damaged these days. But parliaments still play a vital role.

  • In Praise of Central Europe

    Jan TechauTuesday, October 08, 2013

      Western Europeans should watch Central Europe carefully. Its obsessions should not be dismissed lightly, and its ambitions make good historical, political, and economic sense.

    • Russia’s Chance in the U.S.-Iranian Rapprochement

      Dmitri TreninFriday, October 04, 2013

        The emerging rapprochement between Washington and Tehran creates a potential opportunity for Russia’s Vladimir Putin to boost his country’s international standing.

      • What U.S. Shale Gas Means for European Industry

        Judy DempseyThursday, October 03, 2013

          The U.S. shale gas revolution is having a big effect on European manufacturing. New transatlantic trade talks should focus European minds on energy market reforms.

        • Learn to Live With Germany

          John KornblumWednesday, October 02, 2013

            Germany is not about to become a “better European” by altering its approach to the euro crisis. The world should get used to that and stop lambasting Berlin for its policies.

          • Germany’s Other Foreign Policy Agenda

            Ulrich SpeckFriday, September 27, 2013

              The euro crisis is not the only foreign policy challenge facing the new government in Berlin. Will Germany now realize its potential and develop a foreign policy worthy of the name?

            • How to Read the Signs in the Euro Crisis

              Michael PettisFriday, September 20, 2013

                Is the debt crisis in the eurozone over? Or will it get worse? The answer doesn’t simply depend on the level of debt. At least three other factors also come into play.

              • Europeans Say No to Military Intervention

                Judy DempseyThursday, September 19, 2013

                  According to a recent survey, Europeans are unconvinced by military action abroad but still value European leadership in the world. Those two views are tricky to reconcile.

                • Syria: The West’s Three Cardinal Sins

                  Jan TechauTuesday, September 17, 2013

                    By failing on three counts to react strategically to challenges in the Middle East, the West has revealed its foreign policy performance to be breathtakingly miserable.

                  • Syria Reveals a New Europe

                    Judy DempseyThursday, September 12, 2013

                      The ongoing Syrian crisis has exposed a Europe that lacks the political resolve for serious diplomacy and the conviction to enforce international weapons conventions.

                    • Judy Asks: Is Obama a Lame-Duck President?

                      Judy DempseyWednesday, September 11, 2013

                        Every week leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.

                      • Why the Eastern Partnership Is Crucial for the EU and the West

                        Jan TechauTuesday, September 10, 2013

                          The EU’s approach toward its Eastern neighbors matters hugely for the region, for the EU, and for the West as a whole. That approach needs to be bolder and more strategic.

                        • Judy Asks: Why Bomb Syria?

                          Judy DempseyWednesday, September 04, 2013

                            Every week leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.

                          • Four Red Herrings on Syria

                            Jan TechauTuesday, September 03, 2013

                              If decisionmakers are serious about military intervention in Syria, they should make a convincing case for a full-scale, sustained, and deadly blow against the Assad regime.

                            • Time for Britain to Turn to Europe

                              Judy DempseyMonday, September 02, 2013

                                London’s overreliance on its special relationship with Washington has been bad for Britain and bad for the EU. The UK should accept that its real future lies with Europe.

                              • The Goldilocks Dilemma of Financial Regulation

                                Elaine ByrneFriday, August 02, 2013

                                  Too much financial regulation is nearly as bad as too little. Public and private institutions together need to find a new approach to ensure that the rules are “just right.”

                                • Wagner’s Ring Cycle Ignores Shale Gas

                                  Judy DempseyMonday, July 29, 2013

                                    A recent adaptation of Wagner’s Ring cycle makes a provocative analogy with American oil, but misses the importance of the shale gas revolution sweeping the United States.

                                  • Will EU Foreign Policy Save the Integration Process?

                                    Jan TechauFriday, July 26, 2013

                                      The EU’s foreign and defense policies are not the logical next steps toward further integration. But without them integration might become even shallower than it is today.

                                    • Europe’s Belated Efforts for a Two-State Solution

                                      Judy DempseyTuesday, July 23, 2013

                                        As the EU puts pressure on Israel, it should also invest more in promoting democracy in Palestine. That would show that Europe is serious about the Middle East peace process.

                                      • 1:0 to Brazil’s Protesters

                                        Misha GlennyFriday, July 19, 2013

                                          Brazil’s government appears to be responding to the demands of recent protests. That is good news—but more is needed, especially in the run-up to next year’s World Cup.

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