Rather than take Iran’s professed reorientation to the East as a fact, the EU needs to appreciate the underlying dynamics (which still put it in a preferred position) and live up to its original commitments.
NATO countries have been relegated to fretting and hedging their bets as long as Trump stays in the Oval Office.
Following Washington’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and the reimposition of U.S. sanctions, the prospects for EU economic relations with Tehran turned from promising to imperilled.
The next EP elections will likely end big party dominance and create genuine democratic space. But, ultimately, the functioning of the EU hinges on the success of the populist radical right.
The United Kingdom looks certain to remain in the EU at least into the summer of 2019—and, very possibly, indefinitely.
The Assad regime’s ascendancy has pushed the EU and European governments onto the back foot. Europe needs to rethink its foreign policy priorities—and fast.
Merkel should bury Nord Stream 2 and speed up renewable energy. That could be one of the Chancellor’s signature legacies: breaking Russia’s energy grip on Germany and on Europe.
To solve the challenges of the twenty-first century, people must be involved in shaping the policies that affect their lives. Europe could and should become a leader in promoting and realizing this change.
Abkhazia, Transdniestria, and northern Cyprus, three unrecognized statelets in Europe that arose during conflicts in the twentieth century, have endured for decades. Despite many problems, they are self-governing and stable, and they show no signs of collapsing.
This new edition of The Caucasus is a thorough update of an essential guide that has in-troduced thousands of readers to a complex region.
While the EU is absolutely right to be taking steps to limit the power of the tech giants, it is remiss in neglecting the benefits of digital democracy.
A naval skirmish between Russia and Ukraine in the Sea of Azov further strains an already strung-out relationship. Ultimately, Moscow cannot afford to escalate the tensions—neither can Kyiv.
The European Parliament recently approved a law that will create a process for future foreign investments in Europe.
Portugal has found a way to grant China a fast-track lane toward Europe with a little shiny gold, as it now occupies a central role in China’s European geoeconomic strategy.
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.