As it did before the Arab uprisings of 2011, the EU is putting economic interests and stability before human rights and the rule of law.
Populist and nationalist forces are preparing a major offensive to overturn European politics. The stakes could not be higher.
Don’t place bets that a divided EU can successfully navigate a delicate balancing act between a disruptive Trump and an assertive China.
Negotiations on the EU’s next budget may help address some of the most pressing needs for EU reform. But the technical nature of these talks cannot provide a convincing narrative about the future of Europe.
As the EU continues to face both internal and external challenges, the time has come for its foreign policy to adapt to these new parameters.
Putin can only delight in how Trump is doing the Kremlin’s work by sowing discord in the West. Who would have imagined that an American president would have done Russia’s bidding?
The forgotten war in eastern Ukraine is intensifying again.
The EU should continue to increase its support to human rights defenders, independent media and civil society. This is probably an even more arduous task than before the election.
As the EU confronts all manner of challenges, there has been a new push for the idea of so-called flexible Europe. Yet the concept is prone to misunderstanding and risks tearing the union apart.
For the citizens of Turkey, the upcoming elections boil down to a choice between a one-man-rule system with no checks and balances and a possible return to a more liberal and parliamentary system of governance.