More Storm Clouds Gather Over Armenia, Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan’s military action in Armenia has gravely damaged chances of a settlement. EU-mediated negotiations, the only viable peace talks, need greater international support.

  • Why Ukraine Must Win

    Why Ukraine Must Win

    Judy DempseyTuesday, September 20, 2022

      A Russian victory against Ukraine would be devastating for Europe’s security and stability. European governments have no excuse for not realizing what is at stake.

    • Judy Asks: Is the EU Too Soft on Hungary?

      Judy Asks: Is the EU Too Soft on Hungary?

      Judy DempseyThursday, September 15, 2022

        For too long, the EU has neglected Viktor Orbán’s attack on its fundamental values. Brussels must use its financial leverage to halt Hungary’s democratic decline.

      • Russia’s War in Ukraine: A Turning Point?

        Russia’s War in Ukraine: A Turning Point?

        Gwendolyn SasseTuesday, September 13, 2022

          Ukraine’s recent gains highlight the unpredictability of Russia’s war. The main challenge for Western governments, NATO, and the EU is to act in unison while adjusting to the evolving military dynamics.

        • European Unity Can Endure the Winter of Discontent

          European Unity Can Endure the Winter of Discontent

          Rosa BalfourThursday, September 08, 2022

            The coming winter promises to be dark and difficult. But doomsters may be proven wrong in anticipating that the war effort in Ukraine’s support will divide the EU.

          • Gorbachev’s Legacies

            Gorbachev’s Legacies

            Judy DempseyTuesday, September 06, 2022

              Albeit unwittingly, the Soviet Union’s last president paved the way for complex democratic transformations across Eastern Europe. The values these countries fought for must now be protected within the EU itself.

            • Judy Asks: Is NATO Doing Anything for Ukraine?

              Judy Asks: Is NATO Doing Anything for Ukraine?

              Judy DempseyThursday, September 01, 2022

                Most Western assistance to Ukraine, including weapons and training, has come from individual NATO member states. But without the alliance, this support would be less coordinated and not as substantial.

              • Understanding the Erdoğan-Putin Duet

                Understanding the Erdoğan-Putin Duet

                Marc PieriniTuesday, August 30, 2022

                  Both Moscow and Ankara are benefiting from Turkey’s mediating role since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Strategically, however, Putin has the upper hand.

                • If Liz Truss Becomes Britain’s Prime Minister

                  If Liz Truss Becomes Britain’s Prime Minister

                  Peter KellnerThursday, August 25, 2022

                    Should she win the ongoing leadership race, Liz Truss will face a public divided over departing Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Honoring her predecessor may guarantee her the party’s support but will not help win back disillusioned voters.

                  • Europe Heads Into a Rocky Autumn

                    Europe Heads Into a Rocky Autumn

                    Judy DempseyTuesday, August 23, 2022

                      Amid soaring energy prices, Russia’s continued war in Ukraine, and tensions over Taiwan, the EU will have no respite. The bloc mustn’t let internal crises distract from strategically dealing with external challenges.

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