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.
President Erdogan is now projecting a foreign policy in which Turkey is described as being part of the solution to crises. In reality, it’s about winning foreign support to compensate for the mounting political and economic tensions at home.
Lehne is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on the post–Lisbon Treaty development of the European Union’s foreign policy, with a specific focus on relations between the EU and member states.