Catherine Ashton faces a daunting task in leading the P5+ 1 in talks with Iran on its nuclear program.
Among EU members, Britain is its most loyal ally. The problem is that Britain, to its own detriment, has lost its influence in Brussels.
With its functioning multi-party democracy and significant mineral deposits Mongolia has become strategically important, but the country's president knows he has to improve the country's poor reputation when it comes to corruption.
Germany still needs to realize that a coordinated approach with Poland on EU foreign and defense policy would also serve its own interests.
The energy landscape in Europe and the United States has fundamentally changed since the Nabucco gas pipeline was first proposed and it is time for the EU to ditch Nabucco.
With sanctions allowing Russia to increase its influence in Belarus, the EU may need to adopt a more sophisticated, step-by-step approach to this small European country.
As globalization marches on and Europe grows dependent on bringing in young, mobile, and educated people, the EU’s strategy should be focused on making Schengen more flexible.
The discovery that NATO’s top commander had been the target of a fake Facebook profile highlights the need for NATO to reconcile its obsession with security and its need to communicate to a wider public.
The renewal of talks on Iran’s nuclear program is about buying time. The big question is who needs breathing space the most.
The political space is slowly opening in Russia and now is the time for Germany and others to use it.