The Mediterranean has long been a focal area for conflicts and terrorism. From a European perspective, tackling terrorism in the area now requires a substantial policy reshuffle.
There is nothing particularly existential about the refugee crisis. The real threat to the EU remains the unreformed eurozone.
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.
How can Tunisia and its international partners, particularly the EU, forge a new and more constructive dynamic to reverse the country’s recent troubling trajectory?
If European policymakers are to address the migration crisis effectively, they must understand that it is a crisis largely born out of war.
A new layer of ambitious small and midsize powers is emerging in the Middle East, representing a structural shift in the regional order and an opportunity for European diplomacy.
On an issue that should evoke broad support from Washington to Warsaw, the transatlantic partners have utterly failed to come up with a joint strategy.
Calls for non-Western forms of democracy have been around for many years but are now becoming louder and more ubiquitous. This trend can be expected to deepen as an integral element of the emerging post-Western world order.
Five years after the revolution, internal headwinds and regional whirlwinds continue to bedevil Tunisia, jeopardizing its democratic transition.
In its foreign policy toward North Africa and the Middle East, the EU is putting stability before human rights, as it did before the Arab Spring.