While populist parties did not sweep the 2017 elections, they did consolidate a significant place in the European political landscape.
The U.S. president’s decisive turn away from democracy and human rights support will have a major impact on EU strategic interests. Yet European leaders have failed to respond to this geopolitical shift.
Europeans can take some solace from Trump’s support for NATO and the EU. But the U.S. president will want value for money.
President Emmanuel Macron’s recent visit to Algeria was about future relations, but will the past allow that?
Turkey is haphazardly decoupling from Western norms and behavior, but the EU must remain an anchor for Turkish democrats.
Progress on European defense needs to go hand in hand with upgrading soft power. In this regard, the EU has not been up to the mark.
Revamping its Customs Union with Turkey is the only viable way for the EU to encourage rules-based economic and political reforms in the country and maintain engagement with Ankara.
Europe’s largest economy needs to recognize that a new Atlanticist pact is needed if the West is to protect its liberal values.
Theresa May has persuaded the EU to move to the next round of Brexit talks. Now she must decide which promises to break.
If NATO is to remain effective, the security needs of its Southern neighborhood must be countered by a more sustainable and ambitious strategy.