Continuity and Change in Belarusian Societal Attitudes

Among Belarusians, trust in the political elite remains low while the perceived effectiveness of EU sanctions is decreasing. The union must keep the latter in mind when assessing its strategy toward the country.

  • Why Northern Ireland Matters for Europe

    Why Northern Ireland Matters for Europe

    Judy DempseyTuesday, October 19, 2021

      Because of Brexit, a peace accord that ended decades of conflict in Northern Ireland is hanging by a thread. The stability of this part of Europe depends on the EU and Britain finding a compromise.

    • Judy Asks: Has the EU Lost the Western Balkans?

      Judy Asks: Has the EU Lost the Western Balkans?

      Judy DempseyThursday, October 14, 2021

        The EU remains the Western Balkans’ primary trading partner and investor. But failing to step up engagement and deliver on enlargement promises will come at a high cost and benefit the likes of Russia and China.

      • The High Cost of An Unpredictable Turkey

        The High Cost of An Unpredictable Turkey

        Marc PieriniTuesday, October 12, 2021

          With twenty months left until Turkey’s legislative and presidential elections, the political debate will be fierce. The West may choose to sit it out rather than see its relationship with Ankara deteriorate even further.

        • France’s Indo-Pacific “Third Way”

          France’s Indo-Pacific “Third Way”

          Philippe Le CorreThursday, October 07, 2021

            Despite the fallout over AUKUS, France does not intend to withdraw from the Indo-Pacific. The diplomatic crisis has given President Macron a chance to make his country’s voice heard on a major geostrategic issue.

          • Europe’s New Walls

            Europe’s New Walls

            Judy DempseyTuesday, October 05, 2021

              Belarus is illegally sending migrants to Lithuania and Poland in response to these governments’ outspoken criticism of Lukashenko’s crackdown on the opposition. This cynical strategy is prompting the EU to forge its own short-sighted migration policy.

            • Judy Asks: Can Germany Provide Leadership to Europe?

              Judy Asks: Can Germany Provide Leadership to Europe?

              Judy DempseyThursday, September 30, 2021

                Berlin’s ability and willingness to lead Europe cannot be taken for granted. Any new coalition will first have to overcome major internal differences on climate, foreign policy, and defense before tackling the EU’s future direction.

              • Australia and the Cost of Texting Europe

                Australia and the Cost of Texting Europe

                Geoff KitneyTuesday, September 28, 2021

                  Unconvinced by the EU’s stance toward an increasingly assertive China, Australia has sidelined Europe in its approach to the Indo-Pacific. This places Canberra’s trade and diplomatic relations with Europe at risk.

                • Merkel’s Silence Over Defense Will Haunt Her Successor

                  Merkel’s Silence Over Defense Will Haunt Her Successor

                  Judy DempseyThursday, September 23, 2021

                    Germany’s next chancellor will have to finally define Berlin’s security and defense interests. That means addressing the future of U.S. nuclear weapons stationed in the country and the desperate need to modernize Germany’s armed forces.

                  • What the U.S.-British-Australian Security Pact Means for Europe

                    What the U.S.-British-Australian Security Pact Means for Europe

                    Rosa BalfourTuesday, September 21, 2021

                      The military alliance forged between the United States, Australia, and the UK at the expense of France will lead to new alignments and could profoundly impact the transatlantic relationship. The United States and its European allies should know what’s at stake.

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