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.
The new leader of Germany’s governing Christian Democrats, Armin Laschet, promises to continue Angela Merkel’s legacy and centrist policies. That legacy, however, is highly inconsistent, especially on Russia, China, and backsliding EU member states.
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.
In spite of the return of power politics, the hope for a rules-based international order is not dead. Relaunching multilateralism together with like-minded partners around the world should therefore remain at the center of Europe’s foreign policy.
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.
Europe’s leaders cannot expect a free ride from the incoming Biden presidency. It’s time to get serious about European security, defense, and strategy if the changing transatlantic relationship is to remain relevant.
Four months after the start of mass protests in Belarus, a new survey shows that Belarusians are optimistic they will achieve regime change. The EU must make sure it’s ready for the transition when it comes.
The European Parliament should be an important source of democratic oversight and accountability as the EU continues to pursue greater integration in a field as politically sensitive as security and defense.