A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.
Finally, the European Union is focusing on its neglected back garden.
Refugees have conditions for voluntary return—conditions that political efforts to resolve the Syrian conflict have largely ignored.
The French president has his work cut out in persuading Trump to appreciate the benefits of multilateralism and the transatlantic relationship.
The repeated use of chemical weapons in Syria has exposed the lack of principles and interests in Germany’s response.
Cruise missiles and lofty speeches will not bring peace to the Syrians. France must enlist the EU to start working on a real settlement.
Orbán’s nationalist-conservative legacy will depend on EU funds, a revamped opposition, and the future of the rural population.
France’s En Marche began as a grassroots movement and has evolved under Emmanuel Macron’s strong leadership. Its sustainability will depend on reconciling these contrasting styles.
European donors should persist with a localist approach in Syria, but efforts should generate an inclusive notion of democratic citizenship rather than just support the liberal-moderate opposition.
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