Progress on European defense needs to go hand in hand with upgrading soft power. In this regard, the EU has not been up to the mark.
Revamping its Customs Union with Turkey is the only viable way for the EU to encourage rules-based economic and political reforms in the country and maintain engagement with Ankara.
Europe’s largest economy needs to recognize that a new Atlanticist pact is needed if the West is to protect its liberal values.
While the EU is celebrating PESCO, Paris is preparing for closer defense cooperation outside the union.
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.
While the Lisbon Treaty reforms have strengthened EU foreign policy, dysfunctional decisionmaking arrangements still hamper the union’s effectiveness as a global actor.
The political conditions for a resolution of the war in Donbas are deteriorating on all sides.
Despite a deteriorating relationship, Brussels and Ankara will have to find a way to work together.
NATO’s forward presence is meant to discourage Russia from escalating and to give Moscow reasons to seek a nonmilitary solution. Will this strategy succeed?
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.
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