EU membership is the all-defining political and economic reality for Central Europe. China is a curiosity.
PESCO may be limited, but it’s not inconsequential. At minimum, the deal will put EU governments under fresh pressure to spend more on defense.
The Polish government pours a lot of scorn on the EU, but Warsaw can ill afford to turn its back on what the West stands for.
A new survey spells out the disrupted links to the rest of Ukraine, limited travel by Crimeans to other parts of Russia, a near-complete integration into the Russian media sphere, and continuing repression of the Tatars.
NATO and the EU are failing to address the fundamental weaknesses of their policies toward Eastern Europe.
As the alliance reembraces its commitment to territorial, collective defense, there are large hurdles standing in its way, not least the lack of a strategy toward Russia.
The election of Andrej Babiš as the Czech Republic’s next prime minister says much about the state of politics in this part of the European Union.
Bashing the United States is no substitute for Europe’s strategic helplessness.
Geopolitical myopia among the elites of NATO’s new member states is helping to preserve an unstable “gray zone” in post-Soviet Europe.
Endorsing bilingualism in education would be the inspired and progressive option for the Ukrainian leadership.
NATO must signal to Moscow that any attempt by Russia for a landgrab in the Baltics would be met with a swift and overwhelming response.
Bessarabia is a remote multiethnic region in the southwestern corner of Ukraine. But with its peculiarities, it can be considered as a more extreme version of Ukraine as a whole.
Russian military exercises along NATO’s Eastern flank will demonstrate Putin’s intent across the post-Soviet sphere.
A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.
Instead of using Brexit to strengthen its position inside the EU, Poland is damaging its own interests by alienating Germany.
Without renewed domestic commitment to reforms, the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement will bring about little change in Ukraine.
Russian energy is still one of the Kremlin’s geostrategic weapons in Europe, but it need not be.
Be it the German election, Brexit, Italy’s financial woes, Poland’s political troubles, or digitization, the fall will bring no respite for European leaders.
By proposing sanctions on European companies that work with Russia, the U.S. administration is dividing Europe and risks further harming transatlantic relations.
A recent declaration of independence in Ukraine’s eastern occupied territories, while far from credible, provides some clues about the political situation in the region.