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.
Clashes between the Government of National Accord and its eastern opponents are tearing Libya apart and poses a serious security threat to the EU.
Any paralysis on EU foreign policy regarding the union’s borderlands would be strategically and geopolitically shortsighted.
Stuck in the present and with no viable perspective for positive change, Iranian citizens feel powerless.
Faced with external and internal threats, Iran is resorting to old-style nationalism.
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.
President Trump’s vow to “devastate” the Turkish economy if Ankara attacks Kurdish forces in Syria marks another troubling development in the souring U.S.-Turkey relationship.
EU-NATO maritime cooperation in the Mediterranean has by and large been successful at the tactical level. However, operational achievements did not produce strategic effects.
Following Washington’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and the reimposition of U.S. sanctions, the prospects for EU economic relations with Tehran turned from promising to imperilled.
The Assad regime’s ascendancy has pushed the EU and European governments onto the back foot. Europe needs to rethink its foreign policy priorities—and fast.