Russia’s war against Ukraine shows why NATO and the EU are both essential for European security. The two offer different yet complementary models for organizing the continent’s defense.
Russia’s war in Ukraine is making neutral Finland and Sweden seriously consider joining NATO. Such membership would strengthen the alliance’s defenses and greatly increase security in the Baltic region.
Chips—the building blocks of all electronic devices—are the backbone of today’s interconnected society. The technological and geopolitical importance of chips, which are now in short supply, is at the center of discussions in the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council.
A trend in twenty-first century politics is the rise of populist and authoritarian leaders, including in so-called democratic countries. From reassurance to intimidation, the world's strongmen share many characteristics and tactics.
NATO must double down on deterrence and collective defense to stop any Russian attacks on its territory. That may mean a return to some level of conscription among more European allies.
Had Putin not invaded Ukraine, his legacy may have featured a healthy Russian economy and improved relations with the West. Instead, Russia’s war has brought Moscow closer to pariah state status and given the EU’s unity on foreign and security policy a much needed boost.
Dissatisfaction with globalization has turned into a powerful force, with unchecked globalism increasingly seen as a threat to the integrity of democratic rule. Policymakers must reframe globalization to mitigate its negative consequences while keeping its core growth-enhancing dynamics intact.
Dan Baer and Rosa Balfour will moderate a discussion on the state of the transatlantic relationship with U.S. Assistant Secretary of and for European and Eurasian Affairs Karen Donfried, and director for European Affairs at the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs David Cva
In 2021, the EU and members states put in place new policies and processes aimed at supporting democracy. This Annual Review summarizes how and where Europe is directing these funds, and what are the impacts.