The EU’s assistance for civil society partners in Turkey, the Western Balkans, and Eastern Europe needs to evolve in response to the more challenging environments activists in these countries now face.
In February 1945, the leaders of the United States, the Soviet Union, and the UK hammered out the fate of postwar Europe in a bombed-out resort on the Black Sea. Seventy-five years later, how have their decisions held up?
The EU earned international recognition for its role in the Iran deal negotiations. Now, Europeans must raise their game with continuous high-level diplomacy—while preparing for further escalation in the Middle East.
Today’s Turkey is more nationalist and more inclined to assert its political and military power than in recent years. To deal with Ankara, NATO and the EU must be firm, resolute, and yet cooperative.
The EU could benefit from tapping into the smart ideas behind its many successful local projects, and then adapting them to benefit other member states.
Without corrective action, the United States and Europe will drift further apart over the 2020s, regardless of who sits in the Oval Office.
Europe has a vested interest in Middle East stability as well as in the welfare of its people.
The divergence between Europe and the United States is structural, not just personal, and it won’t simply disappear with the departure of Donald Trump.
The dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan remains the most dangerous conflict in the post-Soviet space. Even if political tensions have eased since 2018, the region remains dangerously militarized.
NATO must prepare for the threats of tomorrow, when dynamics may be more complex than those between superpowers in the twentieth century. To plan for such a world will signal that the alliance is far from brain dead.
For the European Union to take the lead in global climate action, it will need to ensure a fair and inclusive transition with deeper democratic engagement.
The Conservatives won the UK election convincingly. But beyond the bleeding obvious, there are five takeaways from the December 12 election.
Brexit has accelerated a massive change in British voting behavior, but not started it. For the Labour party, the 2019 UK election should mark the beginning of its own fundamental transition.
For the EU to assert itself as a genuine geopolitical player, it must develop a more flexible and nuanced view of responding to world challenges. What is needed is a reenergized mind-set from a union that is not in denial but determined to act.
Twenty-five years ago, the Russian government went to war in Chechnya. Few will be marking this anniversary and the two following wars, which ultimately came to define Putin’s transformation of Russia.
Emmanuel Macron thinks the Atlantic alliance is brain-dead, but its problems have deeper roots than the recent U.S.-Turkish spat over Syria.
The UK prides itself on its special relationship with the United States, but the true extent of that is open to debate. So where will post-Brexit Britain stand in the mid-2020s when the dust has settled?
Throughout its history, NATO has endured because it adapts to each successive new challenge. As the alliance enters its eighth decade, it shows every indication of doing so again.
The EU’s ambition is to become a more strategically autonomous security player. But this will require more attention to designing EU defense initiatives so they strengthen both European and transatlantic security.
NATO, and especially its European members, are increasingly questioning Turkey’s reliability, especially since Ankara launched a military incursion in Syria.