If NATO is to remain effective, the security needs of its Southern neighborhood must be countered by a more sustainable and ambitious strategy.
While the Lisbon Treaty reforms have strengthened EU foreign policy, dysfunctional decisionmaking arrangements still hamper the union’s effectiveness as a global actor.
One year after U.S. President Donald Trump’s election, Europe is still struggling to make sense of his administration’s disruptive foreign policy. What impact has Trump had on the transatlantic relationship thus far, and what lies ahead?
The unexpected breakdown of the coalition talks risks thrusting Germany into unprecedented political territory, and the rest of Europe into prolonged political uncertainty with some serious potential ramifications.
Europe’s commitment to the Eastern Partnership region has been cemented by Russian aggression. Yet, for internal reasons, the EU is trying to avoid the costs linked to the countries’ integration.
To overcome current difficulties, Europeans need to rediscover the reasons behind the EU’s integration process in the first place.
It won’t be plain sailing for Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel to agree on further fiscal and monetary integration, not least because of their own differences.
Brussels must reexamine its hands-off approach to the political impasse in Spain. Otherwise, Europe risks sleepwalking into yet another conflict.
The Turkey-EU agenda should include a resilience action plan to improve the capacity of Turkish institutions and society to withstand—and eventually seek to roll back—challenges to democracy.
With sub-national initiatives on climate on the rise in the United States, it is important that Europe understands these dynamics, and actively explores ways of engaging with them.
The Carnegie Europe Program in Washington provides insight and analysis on political and security developments within Europe, transatlantic relations, and Europe’s global role. Working in coordination with Carnegie Europe in Brussels, the program brings together U.S. and European policymakers and experts on the strategic issues facing Europe.