France and Germany must stand united if Europe is to exert any meaningful political and economic influence in its relations with Beijing. But for now, national interests prevail.
If France and Germany managed to get along, Europe would look very different—and so would the Western Balkans.
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.
As China asserts its growing military, political, and economic power, European countries should follow Paris’s lead by deepening ties with India and other democracies.
Despite President Emmanuel Macron’s conciliatory measures, it is unclear whether his grand gesture will lead to permanent democratic reforms. His familiar positions and the wider political environment suggest many roadblocks ahead.
Unlike most of its neighbors, France does not want to allow the UK more time to leave the EU. But this is not about schadenfreude—the French position is based upon genuine angst.
The outcome of the European Parliament elections will be decisive for the EU’s future.
Does the yellow vest movement represent an inflection point for the future of Europe?
Berlin and Paris are no longer providing the leadership Europe urgently needs to adapt to global, geostrategic shifts.
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