• More Storm Clouds Gather Over Armenia, Azerbaijan
    September 22, 2022

    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

    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 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?

        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

          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

            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 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.

              • 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

                  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.

                  • Europe’s Continued Commitment to Ukraine Hinges on Germany

                    Judy DempseyTuesday, July 19, 2022

                      The EU’s unity on Ukraine could unravel as energy prices soar and Germany continues to buy Russian gas. Berlin’s strategic and leadership is urgently needed.*

                    • What Are You Reading?

                      Judy DempseyThursday, July 14, 2022

                        It’s that time of the year! Dip into the final batch of summer recommendations from Carnegie Europe’s scholars, friends, and colleagues. We hope you enjoy them and discover some real gems.

                      • What Are You Reading?

                        Judy DempseyThursday, July 07, 2022

                          It’s that time of the year! Dip into the first batch of summer recommendations from Carnegie Europe’s scholars, friends, and colleagues. We hope you enjoy them and discover some real gems.

                        • Europe’s Geopolitical Turn Needs a Democratic Reboot

                          Rosa BalfourTuesday, July 05, 2022

                            After a decade of crises in Europe, historic decisions were taken at the EU and NATO summits to strengthen the continent. To overcome today’s challenges, Brussels must confront the causes of its paralysis in the 2010s.

                          • Judy Asks: Are the EU’s Enlargement Promises Credible?

                            Judy DempseyThursday, June 30, 2022

                              Granting candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova has earned the EU praise. But by keeping Western Balkan countries in the waiting room, the union is aggravating the region’s frustrations with Brussels.

                            • NATO and the EU’s Strength Lies in Their Unity

                              Hanna OjanenTuesday, June 28, 2022

                                Russia’s war against Ukraine shows why NATO and the EU are both essential for European security. The two offer different yet complementary models for organizing the continent’s defense.

                              • Putin is Banking on Europe’s Divisions Over Russia

                                Judy DempseyTuesday, June 21, 2022

                                  The parliamentary election setback for President Macron and bickering inside the German and Italian coalitions play into Moscow’s hands. If EU member states falter over Ukraine, European security will be jeopardized.

                                • Judy Asks: Will Distrust Among EU Leaders Fail Ukraine?

                                  Judy DempseyThursday, June 16, 2022

                                    EU member states have no shared vision of how to deal with Russia as it continues its attack on Ukraine. Rushing to end the war at all costs could have devastating consequences for Kyiv and Europe.

                                  • Russia’s Lesser-Known Intentions in Ukraine

                                    Olivia LazardTuesday, June 14, 2022

                                      One of Russia’s aims in Ukraine is gaining access to vital resources the EU needs to deliver on its climate change agenda. The use of force and instrumentalization of war are central to Moscow’s strategy.

                                    • Georgia, Europe’s Problem Child

                                      Thomas de WaalThursday, June 09, 2022

                                        Political wrangling and polarization continue to erode democracy in Georgia. But Tbilisi’s bid for EU membership gives Brussels leverage to help get the country back on track.

                                      • NATO and the EU Need a Strategy for Eastern Europe

                                        Judy DempseyTuesday, June 07, 2022

                                          Recent moves by Denmark, Finland, and Sweden are strengthening European security. But Russia’s aggression against Ukraine must fundamentally change how NATO and the EU approach their Eastern neighbors.

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