The French president has his work cut out in persuading Trump to appreciate the benefits of multilateralism and the transatlantic relationship.
Cruise missiles and lofty speeches will not bring peace to the Syrians. France must enlist the EU to start working on a real settlement.
European donors should persist with a localist approach in Syria, but efforts should generate an inclusive notion of democratic citizenship rather than just support the liberal-moderate opposition.
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.
Expelling diplomats is not a way to deal with Russia.
Reforms in Ukraine have taken a back seat during a protracted season of electoral politics. A key question is whether the rival factions can compete peacefully and avoid destabilizing the country again.
Europe has lost its moral compass. Its current enthusiasm for interests will one day come back to haunt it.
The Russian president has a free hand to pursue his policies as long as European governments give him the reins to do so.
A massive deterioration of the rule of law in Turkey is making a political alliance with the EU impossible, but cooperation must continue. Supporting the country’s resilient democrats is a major political task for Brussels.