Europe can abandon its ambitions as a global player until Germany breaks out of its comfort zone.
Busy citizens will not engage with European politics unless they have a good chance of being heard. The EU must provide tangible and high-profile initiatives to bridge this divide.
Expectations have been building for the new government in Berlin to take the lead in defining the EU’s role in a shifting global order and to relaunch the integration process.
The EU is fighting to keep the Irish border open under any Brexit deal.
Berlin isn’t in delivery mode. German hesitancy is becoming one of Europe’s biggest liabilities and could derail Macron’s bold plans for a stronger Europe.
The international order has never been tidy or complete, always having lands with contested sovereignty. Yet the breakdown of empires is the most common catalyst for producing new aspirant states.
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.
Finally, the European Union is focusing on its neglected back garden.
Refugees have conditions for voluntary return—conditions that political efforts to resolve the Syrian conflict have largely ignored.
The French president has his work cut out in persuading Trump to appreciate the benefits of multilateralism and the transatlantic relationship.