Germany’s governing Christian Democrats chose Armin Laschet as their new party leader to succeed the long-serving Angela Merkel. He promises to continue Merkel’s legacy and centrist policies.
If Europe’s economies enter free fall after the coronavirus pandemic, it could provide fertile ground for the return of populist parties. That outcome can be avoided, but not by simply muddling through.
Leaving the Paris Agreement is the final nail in the coffin of American leadership on climate change. What’s next?
Our economic structures are weakening the social and natural diversity necessary for a resilient planet, and for resilient societies. The EU must address the joint drivers of ecological and social disintegration in its fight against climate change.
As the crisis intensifies in Belarus, how should the EU prepare to help the country transition politically?
Major fires along the U.S. West Coast partly result from ecological disintegration in the Amazon. So, North and South American states should work together toward their shared interest in protecting the rainforest.
The European Union's reactions to the crises in Belarus, Hong Kong, and Lebanon reveal a reluctance to abandon the status quo and defend its values. Authoritarian leaders must be relieved.
The EU has muddled along for years despite a problematic mismatch between its central powers and those of individual member countries. Now, a multi-billion-euro recovery fund has forced the bloc to grasp the nettle.
Countries with populist governments have been especially badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic. But beware: the virus is unlikely to kill off populism. To rid the world of populism, its root causes must be addressed.
Faced with no shortage of domestic challenges, Erdogan is expanding Turkey’s role in the Eastern Mediterranean—and antagonizing Europe in turn.
The coronavirus outbreak raises questions about how to cope with crises both within Europe and well outside its borders.
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 could benefit from tapping into the smart ideas behind its many successful local projects, and then adapting them to benefit other member states.
Turkey’s incursion into northern Syria has put further strain on its soured relationship with the EU.
British leader Boris Johnson’s plans were thrown into disarray when the UK’s Supreme Court ruled that his recent suspension of Parliament was unlawful. What does this mean for Brexit?
When the EU’s new top brass take over in Brussels, they will inherit four overarching problem areas. Each will need to be carefully managed.
Unlike most of its neighbors, France does not want to allow the UK more time to leave the EU. But this is not about schadenfreude—the French position is based upon genuine angst.
European governments fear that Huawei’s cheap 5G technology will come with risky strings attached—but they may not have a choice. Or do they?
At the Sochi summit, Erdogan, Putin, and Rouhani will discuss how to solve the conflict in Syria. But audiences back home will be at the front of their minds.