While dialogue between the European Union and Russia on Moscow’s foreign policy typically focuses on hard power topics, the West’s expansion has prompted the Kremlin to develop its soft power toward post-Soviet states.
Moscow’s evolving policies toward the Nordic-Baltic region are an important part of Russia’s larger approach to Europe and the Atlantic community.
The current cycle of globalization could end in a painful period of debt adjustment and payment imbalances across the globe, with a likely slowdown of growth in China, a possible abandonment of the euro, and the risk of increasing U.S. protectionism.
When it comes to Europe’s security, the EU should focus on strengthening its transatlantic relationship, rather than continue to support the problematic Common Security and Defence Policy.
The Western intervention in Libya raises substantial questions on the role that values play in foreign policy.
A number of scenarios, from a deepened European debt crisis to increasing civic unrest in the Middle East, could cause global stability to take a turn for the worse.
The EU should expect tenser relations with Turkey should Cyprus assume the bloc's presidency before a deal reunifying the divided island is reached.
Making the U.S.-Russian Bilateral Presidential Commission a permanent structure will help ensure continued success in managing relations between the two countries.
While providing support to Moldova is important, it’s essential that the EU be tougher on Chisinau regarding its inability to implement reforms.
The ruling Justice and Development party's electoral success in Turkey means that Ankara is likely to continue its current policy of hesitant engagement with Brussels.