The next ten days will bring to a head the Brexit drama. It has strained the UK’s constitution, threatened its social cohesion, terrified its businesses, appalled its friends, and delighted its enemies.
Britain’s reputation for competent, pragmatic political stability has been built up over centuries. It is now being trashed daily before our eyes.
It is high time for Europe and the United States to pay much closer attention to Ukrainian politics and the whole range of possible outcomes of the elections ahead.
The outcome of the European Parliament elections will be decisive for the EU’s future.
Moldova’s parliamentary election may deliver a messy coalition, a Socialist government, or an attempt at manipulation. Brussels should put the legitimacy of the process ahead of the result.
The continuing war in Ukraine plays an important role in shaping politics and public perceptions in the run-up to this year’s elections. It turns out that identity issues are much more nuanced than the campaign rhetoric suggests.
The chances of Britain crashing out of the EU without a deal have risen a little, the chances of a fresh referendum have risen a lot, and the chances of any kind of compromise have fallen.
Brexit is symptomatic of Europe’s inability to deal with the end of the post-1945 era.
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.
The three South Caucasian countries have found a way to manage their relationship with Russia. If their leaders do nothing stupid to alienate their own populations, they stand a good chance of navigating 2019 without a confrontation with Moscow.
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.
Social cohesion in many European countries is fraying as the impact of globalization and all its attributes undermine governing.
Just because she quit as party leader doesn’t mean that the German Chancellor has to be a lame duck.
Europe’s newest member states can do much more to shape the debate in the EU. Forging alliances with their Western counterparts would be a first step.
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.
The chances of a new Brexit referendum sometime in 2019 are growing—as is the possibility that the UK will not, in the end, leave the EU at all.
The rift between Western and Central Europe runs deep. It is the result of different definitions of what the EU is and what it should be.
Angela Merkel’s decision to step aside as party leader and not run again as chancellor in 2021 may have surprising consequences.
Closing this round of Brexit talks requires concessions from either the UK or the EU that neither side can politically afford without first demonstrating that no other solution is possible.
Germany’s center-right coalition is now on autopilot, with few prospects of any initiatives or ideas for Europe.