Europe, as Egypt’s most important creditor and trading partner, can play a unique role in supporting Egypt’s transition to democracy and guiding it onto a sound economic path.
The strategic rivalry emerging between France and Turkey could compromise the ability of the West to respond cohesively and effectively to emerging threats.
A legally binding free-trade agreement could be a key instrument in the EU's efforts to push Ukraine to reform.
Although France's opposition to Turkish accession creates tension in the two countries' relations, events in the Southern Mediterranean offer a unique opportunity for strategic cooperation between the EU and Turkey.
While the EU and the United States enacted strong repercussions for the violent crackdowns following Belarus' December presidential elections, long-term stability will require moving beyond the current political stalemate.
The EU's approach to economic development in North Africa has been handicapped by a failure to focus on private-sector development and a refusal to open its markets to agricultural exports from the region.
Russia is both a resurgent power on the international stage and a key partner for Europe. However, the country still faces a myriad of social and economic challenges.
The EU, which has worked for decades on North Africa’s development, must step up its efforts to bolster the region’s private sector and dismantle its own agricultural protectionism.
The West must find ways to accommodate Ankara’s growing global ambitions even as it urges Turkey to take a more constructive and visible role in the challenges of global governance.
Turkey and the EU both face urgent foreign and security issues that cannot wait. As a result, they need a new, more effective channel for strategic dialogue to complement the accession process.