The International Olympic Committee is seeking ways to allow Russian athletes to compete in the Paris Games. Their participation would give legitimacy to Moscow as it continues to bomb Ukraine.
Carnegie Europe and the European Partnership for Democracy are pleased to invite you to the public event to celebrate the launch of the European Democracy Hub’s flagship publication, “European Democracy Support Annual Review 2022.”
Serbia, an EU accession frontrunner in the Western Balkans, has strengthened economic and political ties with the EU. Yet Belgrade and Moscow remain close, with polls suggesting that most Serbs blame the West for the war in Ukraine and see Russia as a reliable partner.
European politics have been hobbled by a complex trilemma of the green transition, social justice, and democracy. Rather than approaching this puzzle in terms of trade-offs, European governments should employ open forms of democratic engagement to cultivate positive linkages.
The EU has enough leverage to play a positive role in the Middle East. But to make an impact, it must overcome internal divisions and stop propping up an unsustainable status quo in Israel and Palestine.
Britain’s woes did not start—and do not end—with Brexit. The country needs a leadership with ideas that rise to the challenges the UK faces today.
In a year dominated by the rhetoric of defending democracy, EU democracy support policies were adjusted in important ways to align with the new geopolitical context. However, the union also seemed to treat commitments in this area as second-order priorities compared to security.
Turkey has been undergoing important political, economic, and foreign policy shifts that impact its European partners. But with Turkish parliamentary and presidential elections approaching, what matters most is the kind of society voters want for themselves.
The growing weakness of Russia is one reason for the recent escalation in the decades-old conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Peace in the Caucasus and the post-Soviet neighborhood is more attainable if there is an stabilizing international security presence.