Why has Turkey responded to the murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi so vocally?
To stem the populist tide, liberals have to avoid falling into the trap of bashing Central Europe.
Bottom-up citizen interest in more direct forms of political control is a genie that cannot easily be put back into a bottle. Across Europe, direct democracy needs to be improved rather than suppressed.
The U.S. midterm elections will not reset transatlantic relations. Europeans should brace for more of the rough transactional and zero-sum approach that has defined the relationship over the past two years.
Around the world, conservative groups have been gaining influence, bolstering the power of right-wing leaders. It is a trend driven not only by older generations but also by the young.
A young democracy in the Caucasus has adopted a very aggressive style of campaigning.
Merkel’s decisions to step down as leader of her party and to not run for reelection in 2021 will have repercussions for Germany, Europe, and the transatlantic relationship.
China’s global rise and its Belt and Road Initiative present a challenge to the shared interest of Europe and the United States in maintaining the rules-based international order.
If the talks for the UK’s exit from the European Union fall apart, it could precipitate a major crisis for Britain’s government and Parliament.
Asia-Europe meetings have been held for over a decade, but they are becoming increasingly relevant. Partners from both continents want to work together more closely, so they can combat challenges to globalization and multilateralism.
The populist vision is rising in Europe. To respond successfully, liberals need to expose its flaws and offer new approaches to economic insecurity and social change.
Italy is back on the front pages of economic newspapers proclaiming, yet again, doom is approaching: but is it really so?
For almost three years, Poland has backtracked on the rule of law. The EU needs a comprehensive strategy to make the Polish public more resilient to the government’s populist narrative
What conservative civic activism portends for global civil society.
The leaders of Serbia and Kosovo believe swapping territory will create stability in the western Balkans, but this proposal presents enormous risks for the broader region.
A pact between Kiev and the leaders of Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine has limited violence and ensured stability, but at the cost of keeping in place corrupt governing practices and forestalling reform.
The EU can—and must—uphold its part in the Iran nuclear deal, all while actively extending its role beyond the nuclear file.
Turkey crucially needs EU markets, funds, and investment to prosper. This in turn requires the rule of law, not the rule of the arbitrary. Choices will have to be made in Ankara.
In the Trump era, the transatlantic relationship can no longer be an engine of global democracy. The EU should work with non-Western democratic powers to uphold the liberal international order.
Expecting flexibility to single handedly deliver a revisited Europe can only feed disappointment. It cannot replace a clear understanding among EU members about the future of Europe.