The EU’s traditional business model is not fit for a world of power politics. Whether the EU can protect its interests and values in this new situation will depend on stronger and more decisive leadership.
By recycling conspiracy theories and distorted versions of the past, the Armenian and Azerbaijani leaders only prolong their unresolved conflict over the territory of Nagorny Karabakh.
No matter who wins in November, turning back the clock to 2016 will not be possible. European trust in U.S. leadership has been irreparably damaged.
France wants a “reset” of relations with Russia, in which values are downplayed and Russia doesn’t have to deliver much in return.
Competing visions about what the European Union should become will either weaken or strengthen the West.
The West will thrive only if its leaders embrace and learn to harness technology and digitalization in order to strengthen democracy.
The theme of the 2020 Munich Security Conference, “Westlessness,” reflects the crisis facing the West and the decline of the post-1945, Western-led multilateral order. But can it be reversed?
The Europeans should stop writing off the West and instead worry about China, Russia, and other illiberal regimes.
Keeping Europe united, keeping the transatlantic relationship strong, and keeping the values of the West depends much on Germany.
The biggest challenge that democracies face against cyber threats is to develop effective responses without undermining the very values and principles they are designed to protect.