Rather than take Iran’s professed reorientation to the East as a fact, the EU needs to appreciate the underlying dynamics (which still put it in a preferred position) and live up to its original commitments.
NATO countries have been relegated to fretting and hedging their bets as long as Trump stays in the Oval Office.
The disruption caused by Britain failing to agree an orderly exit from the European Union is immense—and dangerous for the bloc’s future stability.
Few want the UK to crash out of the EU without a deal. After a tumultuous week for Theresa May, the chances have risen that Brexit won’t happen at all.
The next EP elections will likely end big party dominance and create genuine democratic space. But, ultimately, the functioning of the EU hinges on the success of the populist radical right.
The United Kingdom looks certain to remain in the EU at least into the summer of 2019—and, very possibly, indefinitely.
Better engagement with Europe’s de facto states by international actors within a framework of nonrecognition should benefit all sides, yet it remains a big challenge.
Just because she quit as party leader doesn’t mean that the German Chancellor has to be a lame duck.
The Assad regime’s ascendancy has pushed the EU and European governments onto the back foot. Europe needs to rethink its foreign policy priorities—and fast.
Merkel should bury Nord Stream 2 and speed up renewable energy. That could be one of the Chancellor’s signature legacies: breaking Russia’s energy grip on Germany and on Europe.