The quest for autonomy risks undercutting the projection of geopolitical power and support for liberal-democratic values. The European Union must balance its desire for strategic autonomy with its ability to effect change from others.
The time has come for the EU and the United States to repair the transatlantic relationship and to build back better.
From dealing with China and stabilizing conflicts around Europe to combating climate change and regulating technology, this essay collection offers insights on how the indispensable partnership can once again seek common ground on major global issues.
Turkey’s eroding democracy and assertive foreign policy loom large on the international stage. In 2021, the EU and the United States must protect their interests by containing Turkey’s disruptive behavior while maintaining economic and security ties.
Branding Europe as a unique civilization does not serve the goal of qualifying and strengthening the EU’s soft power. Narratives about Europe should instead acknowledge that universal values, including those of human rights, have given it strength.
As the primary beneficiary of brain drain from the Western Balkans, the EU must share the burden of finding a solution. Until it does, the union cannot be considered an honest broker in the region.
Applying a feminist approach enables a comprehensive, inclusive, and human-centered EU policy toward Iran that reflects international power structures and focuses on all groups of people.
The November 2020 peace deal halted the war over Nagorny Karabakh, but a sustainable peace between Armenia and Azerbaijan remains far from reach. International actors have an important role to play in this long-term project.
Brexit may well contribute to the breaking up of the United Kingdom. Only a brave gambler would bet on both Scotland and Northern Ireland still belonging to the UK in 2040.