Turkey’s president suffered a frustrating setback in local government elections as democratic resilience prevailed. Watch out for the impact on the economy, the rule of law, defense, and Syria.
Elections in three very different countries share a common desire to change the status quo.
New actors are contesting the basic norms of statehood, borders, and non-intervention at the local, state, regional, and global levels. But is Europe prepared?
Iran, Turkey, and Russia are deepening their footprints in the Middle East, while the United States’ role is becoming more uncertain. The EU must now confront this new geopolitical landscape.
Benjamin Netanyahu didn’t do himself or his country any favors by accusing Poles of cooperating with the Germans during the Holocaust.
This year’s Munich Security Conference ended as it begun: a bickering West reluctant to address the new geostrategic realities.
Diplomats, parliamentarians, and experts at the 2019 Munich Security Conference weigh in on the future of global leadership.
The Turkish Stream pipeline will make Ankara more energy dependent on Moscow. It will also give Russia a bigger energy foothold in Europe.
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.
President Erdogan is now projecting a foreign policy in which Turkey is described as being part of the solution to crises. In reality, it’s about winning foreign support to compensate for the mounting political and economic tensions at home.
Germany, the EU, and Turkey have a lot at stake in current economic, humanitarian, and rule-of-law crisis. Berlin wants to help, but not at any price.
The ultimate resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains the two-state solution, reached in a different manner. If the EU has a better alternative, let them present it—but do so quickly.
The Trump administration’s sanctions on Turkey just might be the catalyst to shift Europe’s relations with Ankara.
The EU should continue to increase its support to human rights defenders, independent media and civil society. This is probably an even more arduous task than before the election.
The stakes are just so high: more centralization of political power, dealing with a polarized society, or even shifting Turkey’s direction to the West.
Washington underestimates the strength of attachment in Paris and Berlin to the current Iran deal, as well as the depth of differences between Europe and the United States on how to stabilize the Middle East.
Europe can abandon its ambitions as a global player until Germany breaks out of its comfort zone.
Upcoming elections in Turkey will determine whether democracy in the country can rebound or will be replaced by one-man rule.
The repeated use of chemical weapons in Syria has exposed the lack of principles and interests in Germany’s response.
The latest standoff over energy resources in the Mediterranean illustrates the renewed risk of a military miscalculation in the region. More than ever before, diplomacy should prevail over saber rattling.