The repeated use of chemical weapons in Syria has exposed the lack of principles and interests in Germany’s response.
Cruise missiles and lofty speeches will not bring peace to the Syrians. France must enlist the EU to start working on a real settlement.
Brussels should compartmentalise its approach to Washington: Finding possible agreements over shared concerns while staunchly defending the Iran nuclear deal itself.
NATO faces a dilemma over criticizing member states that undermine democracy and the rule of law and disclose information that might endanger an ally.
Failing to reach a compromise on EU defense policies not only affects relations between France and Germany, it jeopardizes European security.
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.
After Brexit, there is no guarantee that the major powers in NATO and the EU will agree on how to respond to future crises.
The Russian president has a free hand to pursue his policies as long as European governments give him the reins to do so.
Major changes in the global nuclear landscape may soon put renewed pressure on the nuclear dimension of NATO’s deterrence strategy.
The West’s approach to Russian cyberwarfare is foundering. Many Western governments appear immobilized by the fear of escalatory counterattacks, but this is surrendering to Moscow.