Tolerating the torture and killings in Bucha, Borodyanka, and Kramatorsk is a danger to European democracy. Documenting these war crimes, along with changing Germany’s attitude toward appeasement, is one way the EU can actively support Ukraine.
President Zelensky seems willing to accept a neutral status for Ukraine in return for firm security guarantees. But without the required political will on the Russian side, a mutually acceptable deal may be out of reach.
Given Turkey’s fears of Russian aggression, as well as the opportunity the invasion provides for Ankara to reassert itself as a diplomatic heavyweight, Erdogan’s motives to play intermediary between Kyiv and Moscow are clear. However, the odds of success in these negotiations are mixed at best.
The dependence of automated vehicles on software exposes them to significant cybersecurity challenges. To fundamentally change transportation in the twenty-first century in a safe and secure way, AVs must place cyber at the center of their risk management.
With energy prices rising, EU solidarity with Ukraine may start to wane. Sharing the war’s economic burden will be crucial for keeping the public on board.
While we don't know exact figures, it is clear that Russian casualties are high. However, it is also evident that Putin is still completely in control of what is happening. As such, Europe needs to do more, especially as NATO is trying to avoid becoming a direct party to the war.
The EU has thus far shown remarkable unity in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. But how long can Europe remain united, given long-standing divisions on the continent?
NATO must double down on deterrence and collective defense to stop any Russian attacks on its territory. That may mean a return to some level of conscription among more European allies.
Germany’s new feminist foreign policy aims to put the needs of all people, not just the loudest or most powerful, first. While the Ukraine war means emergency action is required, such steps must follow this policy by taking the consequences for the people themselves into account.
Moscow is seeking to revise the existing world order. Liberal Europe’s biggest mistake would be compromising on its core values and legitimizing Putin’s approach to international politics.