Capitals Series

  • Global Perceptions of Europe
    July 14, 2017

    Many non-European countries are reassessing their views of the EU against a background of Trumpism, populism, and globalization.

  • Letter From Riyadh

    Norah AlajajiFriday, June 30, 2017

      Amid a changing distribution of global power, it is more important than ever for Saudi Arabia and the EU to explore new ways to diversify their trade.

    • Letter From Ankara

      Sinan ÜlgenFriday, June 23, 2017

        Increasingly, Turkey’s leaders seek to reshape their country’s relationship with the EU away from the goal of accession toward a framework more focused on trade.

      • Letter From Seoul

        Steven DenneyFriday, June 16, 2017

          Recent changes to the world order may allow the EU to play a more prominent role on the Korean Peninsula, especially when it comes to security.

        • Letter From Washington

          Erik BrattbergFriday, June 09, 2017

            Europeans must prepare for a less romantic and more transactional view of the EU from Washington, as the U.S. president downplays the importance of the transatlantic relationship.

          • Letter From Mexico City

            Ana Luisa GarcésFriday, June 02, 2017

              Given the United States’ intimidating policies toward its southern neighbor, it is time for Mexico to reassess its commercial and political priorities with the rest of the world.

            • Letter From Pretoria

              John Kotsopoulos, Camilla AdelleFriday, May 26, 2017

                South Africa is experiencing a period of political and economic turmoil that has consequences for the country’s previously firm relationship with the European Union.

              • Letter From Moscow

                Kathrin HilleFriday, May 19, 2017

                  Although they watch the upheaval in Europe with a sense of satisfaction, Russian officials are convinced that a collapse of the EU would not be in Moscow’s interest.

                • Letter From Tokyo

                  Michiko YoshidaFriday, May 12, 2017

                    Cooperation between the EU and Japan, which share values such as freedom, human rights, and democracy, is more important than ever given the inescapable presence of China.

                  • Letter From Ottawa

                    Costanza Musu, Patrick LeblondFriday, May 05, 2017

                      Today more than ever, the values and interests shared by Canada and the EU should constitute the basis for stronger partnership and enhanced cooperation across the Atlantic.

                    • Letter From Beijing

                      Shi Zhiqin, Lai SuetyiFriday, April 28, 2017

                        Amid the threats of an inward-looking United States and rising European populism, cooperation between the EU and China is more necessary than ever.

                      • Letter From Brasília

                        Joe LeahyFriday, April 21, 2017

                          Despite relative stability at home, Brazilians are increasingly concerned about the decline of globalization in advanced economies, particularly in Europe.

                        • Letter From Canberra

                          Geoff KitneyFriday, April 14, 2017

                            The future of the EU will be vital to Australia’s national interests, even though some Australians will continue to see Britain first when looking at Europe.

                          • Letter From New Delhi

                            C. Raja MohanFriday, April 07, 2017

                              India sees the EU’s new emphasis on balancing interests and values as long overdue and welcomes Europe’s aspiration for greater strategic autonomy in the world.

                            • Europe Still Looking Backward at Its Southern Neighbors

                              Judy DempseyWednesday, March 30, 2016

                                In its foreign policy toward North Africa and the Middle East, the EU is putting stability before human rights, as it did before the Arab Spring.

                              • Letter From Rabat

                                Aboubakr JamaiFriday, March 25, 2016

                                  The EU’s timid insistence on political reform in Morocco coupled with unrelenting financial and diplomatic support might have removed the incentive for reforms.

                                • Letter From Palestine

                                  Raja KhalidiFriday, March 18, 2016

                                    Palestinians cannot fathom why European citizens’ support for Palestinian rights has advanced so much more in recent decades than official EU positions.

                                  • Letter From Beirut

                                    Bashshar HaydarFriday, March 11, 2016

                                      The EU should refrain from acting in Lebanon like a humanitarian NGOs and should behave instead like a serious power with effective sticks and carrots.

                                    • Letter From Tripoli

                                      Tarek MegerisiFriday, March 04, 2016

                                        If European policymakers want to help stabilize and reorient Libya, they should recall the lessons of the five years since the country’s 2011 revolution.

                                      • Letter From Cairo

                                        Nancy OkailFriday, February 26, 2016

                                          The EU’s approach toward Egypt is based on misperceptions and false assumptions, and European support fails to reflect the country’s social and political dynamics.

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