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.
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.
Some European governments have curtailed core democratic freedoms, at times going beyond necessary pandemic precautions. But civil society is holding these restrictions in check.
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.
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.