Turkey’s Profound Transformation Matters to Europe

Turkey has been undergoing important political, economic, and foreign policy shifts that impact its European partners. But with Turkish parliamentary and presidential elections approaching, what matters most is the kind of society voters want for themselves.

  • Europe Waits for German Leadership

    Europe Waits for German Leadership

    Judy DempseyTuesday, January 24, 2023

      Chancellor Scholz’s refusal to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine is antagonizing Germany’s allies and will negatively impact European integration. Berlin should seize this chance to shape history.

    • Judy Asks: Is European Strategic Autonomy Over?

      Judy Asks: Is European Strategic Autonomy Over?

      Judy DempseyThursday, January 19, 2023

        Russia’s war in Ukraine has highlighted Europe’s dependence on the United States for security. While strategic autonomy may be out of reach, the EU must work to strengthen the European pillar of NATO.

      • Europe Needs a New Iran Strategy

        Europe Needs a New Iran Strategy

        Cornelius AdebahrTuesday, January 17, 2023

          Iran’s protesters have long moved beyond the issue of dress code to demand fundamental freedoms and human rights. Europe must adjust its response in light of the regime’s continued crackdown.

        • Nearly One Year In, How Does This War End?

          Nearly One Year In, How Does This War End?

          Kateryna PishchikovaThursday, January 12, 2023

            As Russia’s brutal attack continues, it is becoming increasingly clear that the war will have no winners. The West must do more to help Ukraine end the human suffering, attain a just peace, and preserve its sovereignty.

          • Germany Must Move Past the Crossroads

            Germany Must Move Past the Crossroads

            Judy DempseyTuesday, January 10, 2023

              New Western commitments to deliver combat vehicles to Ukraine are putting Berlin on the spot. To prevent Russia from further destabilizing Europe, Germany must forge a special Europapolitik.

            • The War in Ukraine Highlights European Rifts

              The War in Ukraine Highlights European Rifts

              Judy DempseyTuesday, December 20, 2022

                Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has exposed important differences in European visions of future security. If left to fester, these will deepen resentment between Europe’s East and West.*

              • After the Tirana Summit: No Big Bang in the Balkans

                After the Tirana Summit: No Big Bang in the Balkans

                Dimitar BechevThursday, December 15, 2022

                  Bringing the Western Balkans into Brussels’ fold through extra money or more vigorous diplomacy has become a priority since Russia’s latest invasion of Ukraine. But the EU cannot deliver the holy grail: speedy membership.

                • A Missed Opportunity on the EU-ASEAN Summit

                  A Missed Opportunity on the EU-ASEAN Summit

                  Lizza BomassiTuesday, December 13, 2022

                    The EU and ASEAN need each other to counterbalance the geopolitical rivalry playing out between China and the United States. A strong partnership requires better communication by Brussels.

                  • Judy Asks: Are France and Germany Wavering on Russia?

                    Judy Asks: Are France and Germany Wavering on Russia?

                    Judy DempseyThursday, December 08, 2022

                      While Paris and Berlin continue to support Ukraine, their mixed signals toward Russia have unnerved some European partners as well as Kyiv. This ambivalence could puncture EU unity.

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