Angela Merkel’s decision to step aside as party leader and not run again as chancellor in 2021 may have surprising consequences.
President Erdogan is now projecting a foreign policy in which Turkey is described as being part of the solution to crises. In reality, it’s about winning foreign support to compensate for the mounting political and economic tensions at home.
The EU’s most important leaders are hobbled by domestic crises, leaving the bloc almost rudderless to deal with major foreign and security policy issues.
There is still much unfinished business in the Western Balkans that can affect the stability of the region, unless the EU changes course.
Two constituencies in Central Europe are essential to countering authoritarian tendencies in the region—and preventing centrist voters from being pushed toward the anti-EU fringe.
The 2019 presidential and parliamentary elections in Ukraine are not about reform and ending corruption but about the influence of the oligarchs.
The EU needs to develop a far wider internal democracy strategy if it is to have any hope of unblocking Europe’s authoritarian trends.
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.
Germany, the EU, and Turkey have a lot at stake in current economic, humanitarian, and rule-of-law crisis. Berlin wants to help, but not at any price.
The ultimate resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains the two-state solution, reached in a different manner. If the EU has a better alternative, let them present it—but do so quickly.
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.
The Trump administration’s sanctions on Turkey just might be the catalyst to shift Europe’s relations with Ankara.
Populist and nationalist forces are preparing a major offensive to overturn European politics. The stakes could not be higher.
An eleventh-hour deal on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU might be hammered out by the end of the year. But the risks are rising that it won’t.
Don’t place bets that a divided EU can successfully navigate a delicate balancing act between a disruptive Trump and an assertive China.
The Helsinki summit painfully underlined that the global order is under a frontal attack—and that the West is struggling to respond.
The 2018 NATO summit was more than the United States haranguing and bad mouthing its Europeans allies. It was about an attempt to reorder the transatlantic relationship.
Military substance has proven to be more important than fiery speeches and digital rhetoric. Let’s see if this NATO summit will prove it.
Donald Trump’s foreign policy is an extension of the harsh quality of American politics: combative, lonely, and winner-take-all.
Whatever President Trump says and thinks about the relevance of NATO, so far the alliance has coped with crises and criticism.