Two constituencies in Central Europe are essential to countering authoritarian tendencies in the region—and preventing centrist voters from being pushed toward the anti-EU fringe.
The 2019 presidential and parliamentary elections in Ukraine are not about reform and ending corruption but about the influence of the oligarchs.
The EU needs to develop a far wider internal democracy strategy if it is to have any hope of unblocking Europe’s authoritarian trends.
Military substance has proven to be more important than fiery speeches and digital rhetoric. Let’s see if this NATO summit will prove it.
The forgotten war in eastern Ukraine is intensifying again.
NATO isn’t providing the security the Polish government has long wanted. Warsaw is not sure the Trump administration will either.
The gap between U.S. and EU views on Ukraine is hindering an effective Western strategy to end the war in the country’s eastern region.
Orbán’s nationalist-conservative legacy will depend on EU funds, a revamped opposition, and the future of the rural population.
Improved bilateral relations between Kyiv and Moscow can only be expected in the post-Putin and post-Poroshenko era.
A mood of realism around the Transdniestria conflict, supported by Russia, is leading to areas of de facto integration. The Moldovan government is cautious, but this is an opportunity for more international engagement.
Ukraine’s reforms depend as much on the country’s leaders on as on consistent, forceful, and unified EU pressure.
Diplomats, parliamentarians, and journalists at the 2018 Munich Security Conference highlight today’s most consequential global threats.
European countries want a stronger foreign and defense policy, but they still don’t share a common threat perception.
Unless Europeans resolve their tension between being part of a place and becoming a global player, others will decide Europe’s strategic future.