The Trump administration’s sanctions on Turkey just might be the catalyst to shift Europe’s relations with Ankara.
The troubles of the Turkish lira have deep roots. Turkey’s president has driven the economy into a narrow, dead-end alley.
The government’s pension reform plan has shocked the majority of Russians, who, in focus group discussions, expressed confusion, fear, and frustration with the government, including President Vladimir Putin himself. Russians expect the proposed measures to pass. But they are also prepared to resist them in various ways, and they want concessions and guarantees of employment and healthcare, especially for society’s most vulnerable members.
Populist and nationalist forces are preparing a major offensive to overturn European politics. The stakes could not be higher.
European democracy is in decline, as increasingly authoritarian leaders undermine the post–Cold War liberal order by targeting media freedom, individual rights, and the rule of law.
An eleventh-hour deal on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU might be hammered out by the end of the year. But the risks are rising that it won’t.
Cairo is no longer a prize to be won. It is a challenge to managed through careful and, where necessary coercive diplomacy.
Don’t place bets that a divided EU can successfully navigate a delicate balancing act between a disruptive Trump and an assertive China.
Negotiations on the EU’s next budget may help address some of the most pressing needs for EU reform. But the technical nature of these talks cannot provide a convincing narrative about the future of Europe.
The chances of Britain staying in the European Union have risen sharply following two resignations from the cabinet of UK Prime Minister Theresa May.