NATO isn’t providing the security the Polish government has long wanted. Warsaw is not sure the Trump administration will either.
How Kiev manages the diverse region of Bessarabia will be closely watched elsewhere in Ukraine, where political trust in the central authorities is still low.
Washington underestimates the strength of attachment in Paris and Berlin to the current Iran deal, as well as the depth of differences between Europe and the United States on how to stabilize the Middle East.
Armenia’s new prime minister has so far taken a tough stance on the unresolved Karabakh conflict with Azerbaijan. The moribund Karabakh peace process needs shaking up—but not too much.
Europe can abandon its ambitions as a global player until Germany breaks out of its comfort zone.
U.S. President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal should propel Europeans to stand their ground and mark the beginning of a more independent role for Europe in the world.
Policy watchers have to understand that their traditional methods of analysis do not count anymore. Whatever the issue, the U.S. president’s response is: me.
Expectations have been building for the new government in Berlin to take the lead in defining the EU’s role in a shifting global order and to relaunch the integration process.
The international order has never been tidy or complete, always having lands with contested sovereignty. Yet the breakdown of empires is the most common catalyst for producing new aspirant states.
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.