The EU has gone through many crises over the past decades. But the coronavirus pandemic could well be the ultimate acid test of its resilience as a community based on solidarity and common values.
While several post-Soviet countries such as Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine now routinely hold free and fair elections, another democratic pillar—rule of law—has proved much more difficult to achieve.
It’s too late to defeat the Assad regime, but a humanitarian intervention by the EU and NATO could prevent countless deaths and another massive refugee crisis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
NATO, and especially its European members, are increasingly questioning Turkey’s reliability, especially since Ankara launched a military incursion in Syria.
The political and societal polarization in the United States is palpable, and instead of trying to heal those divisions, the two dominating parties are building on them to secure their voter base.
Protests convulse global politics, but it’s what happens when they die down that can really make a difference.
Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the EU remains divided in one important regard. A new Carnegie Europe poll shows that surprisingly many senior EU officials from the ex-communist states feel they are not being treated equally.
The United States and Europe are erroneously banking on sanctioning Turkey to contain the fallout in Syria. Instead of sanctions, the West needs to devise a mutually agreed plan of action with Ankara.
Ahead of renewed peace talks, a new survey shows that a majority of residents in separatist-held areas of eastern Ukraine wants to remain part of the Ukrainian state.
A survey of young Russians shows growing dissatisfaction. Within only one year, trust in key political institutions and state-controlled media declined and protest participation increased.