The EU has started to factor climate into its external action, however, to prepare for future climate disruptions, it must move toward a wider notion of ecological security. Only by placing ecological diplomacy at the heart of its foreign policy can Europe spur far-reaching systemic change.
The negative impacts of an incongruous monetary policy, a deteriorating rule-of-law architecture, and geopolitical tensions with Russia and NATO drive Ankara’s policy decisions. The 2023 presidential and legislative elections offer Turkish voters an opportunity to change the country’s future.
Democratic backsliding in the West underscores that the EU and other Western powers can no longer focus solely on projecting their values outward. More mutual engagement on democracy could help address Europe’s own governance challenges.
Georgia’s political and social polarization risks plunging the population into apathy and eroding its trust in democratic institutions. Having provided de facto checks and balances on Georgia for the past two decades, the EU and Western governments have a role to play in resolving the ongoing crisis.
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.
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