The EU will need to increase its visibility in Central Asia if it wants to have influence in a region facing immense challenges from China and India, but also from Afghanistan and threats of terrorism.
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.
In the struggle between the EU and Russia over Eastern Europe, Brussels needs to clarify its long-term objectives. Is EU membership an option for its Eastern neighbors or not?
The notion of progressively closer ties between Russia and the EU is no longer viable. Brussels urgently needs to develop a new set of objectives and strategies toward Moscow.
Europe’s dream of constructing its own gas pipeline from Azerbaijan to Austria is no more. That raises important questions about the EU’s energy strategy and the role of Russia.
Conferences like the MSC have become far too big and unwieldy to take away a clear message. But they are still useful.
Despite Europe's current weakness, one feature of European politics is very much the envy of many Asian observers: the continent's institutional and procedural framework.