As it intensifies, the Catalan crisis will have wider ramifications for EU politics. One crucial element revolves around the state of European democracy.
What trends can we decipher when it comes to modern protests? Is there a pattern to the grievances that helps to explain the current spike in citizen mobilisation?
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.
Instead of using Brexit to strengthen its position inside the EU, Poland is damaging its own interests by alienating Germany.
Authoritarian trends in Hungary and Poland threaten the EU more than Brexit does because they undermine the union’s legal foundations. Other EU governments need to defend the rule of law more actively.
Without renewed domestic commitment to reforms, the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement will bring about little change in Ukraine.
Russian energy is still one of the Kremlin’s geostrategic weapons in Europe, but it need not be.
It is becoming harder by the day to make sense of the strategy behind Ankara’s domestic and foreign policy choices—assuming there is one at all.
Although Georgia is still a success story in an authoritarian neighborhood, three recent trends are a reminder that elements of that story are reversible.
Civic mobilization is an increasingly significant element of global politics—and an increasingly effective one.