Similar to Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014, Western powers have been confined to watching events from the sidelines without finding an effective response—so far.
A naval skirmish between Russia and Ukraine in the Sea of Azov further strains an already strung-out relationship. Ultimately, Moscow cannot afford to escalate the tensions—neither can Kyiv.
A young democracy in the Caucasus has adopted a very aggressive style of campaigning.
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.
Asia-Europe meetings have been held for over a decade, but they are becoming increasingly relevant. Partners from both continents want to work together more closely, so they can combat challenges to globalization and multilateralism.
What conservative civic activism portends for global civil society.
Moscow’s recognition of both Abkhazia and South Ossetia as independent states in 2008 has benefited no one—including the two territories and Russia itself.
In the Trump era, the transatlantic relationship can no longer be an engine of global democracy. The EU should work with non-Western democratic powers to uphold the liberal international order.
The Helsinki summit painfully underlined that the global order is under a frontal attack—and that the West is struggling to respond.
The possibility of a grand bargain emerging from the Helsinki summit is low. The Russian president will not be making concessions to his U.S. counterpart.