In the run-up to Germany's 2013 federal election, the country will become even more inward looking, making it more difficult for Europe to revamp its foreign and security policy.
European leaders should take note from Obama and Morsi, who tried to address the complex issue of freedom of speech at a time when the Arab world is going through immense turmoil.
In an interview with Carnegie Europe, and four leading European newspapers, German foreign minister Guido Westerwelle set out his views about the euro, the impact on Europe’s security and defense policy, and the Middle East.
Germany is still not willing to address two issues that are crucial to formulating a foreign policy strategy either at the national or at the European level.
China, with its enormous population of over a billion people, is going through extraordinary social, economic, and political upheaval.
I recently wrote a blog post about Greece’s armed forces and there was a very big response. The comments were fascinating. They fell into several camps.
Europe should stop waiting for the U.S. administration and begin to think out of the box by partnering with Egypt to try and revive peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.
It's a mistake to believe that resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will be easier after November's U.S. election.
Europe's soft power instruments are under scrutiny especially when Europe trains police forces in non-democratic countries.
The EU should use Greece's financial crisis to push ahead with pooling and sharing resources. But it won't.
The EU must increase its political and economic involvement in Moldova in order to weaken Russia's influence.
Putin's Russia is not easy to deal with but the United States and Europe have to cooperate with Moscow to continue Richard Lugar's work.
An interesting relationship is emerging between Turkey and Russia, which may impact on a range of countries that once used to be part of either the Ottoman or Russian/Soviet empires, or both.
Poland is rare among EU countries. It thinks and acts strategically and can reconcile its national interests with Europe's.
The real question facing Syrians is whether a sense of unity and common destiny can be created among the various religious and social groups in the country after the tragedy of the Assad years.
Poland is one of the few EU countries that has defined its strategic and national interests. It's time the United States and the EU recognized what that means.
Using the euro crisis as an excuse not to have a security strategy is akin to keeping Europe's head in the sand.
The U.S. pivot to Asia, Europe’s failure to collaborate effectively on defense, and now the eurozone crisis are combining to leave Europe largely powerless to shape the international politics of the 21st century.
It seems that dissent is getting ineluctably closer to the core of Bashar Al Assad’s regime and that even the previously untouchable security system is now under threat.
It is time to forget about the nuclear free world and tackle the real issues.