The EU’s ambition is to become a more strategically autonomous security player. But this will require more attention to designing EU defense initiatives so they strengthen both European and transatlantic security.
Putin holds all the cards to maintain political leverage through a persistent low-intensity war in the Donbas.
The European Commission’s new president should act decisively to make deliberations in Brussels more accountable to voters and national parliaments.
The political dynamics of the wider European space have changed dramatically in recent years. The directions of democratic influence now run multiple ways, and the core assumptions underpinning EU democracy support policies need to be rethought.
Mass protests garner significant attention, but what happens next is just as vital for achieving real and lasting change.
Amid a swirl of U.S. domestic political turbulence centered on Ukraine, precious little attention is being paid to the Ukrainian domestic reform agenda.
Any future effort to revise the regional order in post-Soviet Europe and Eurasia must address the region’s protracted conflicts. It will be impossible to address the other disputes over the security architecture and economic integration without parallel steps on the conflicts.
The arrival of a new European Commission this autumn coincides with a daunting list of internal and external challenges for the European Union.
Polarization is shaking societies across the world, from new democracies to long-established ones. Why are political divisions intensifying globally, and what can policymakers learn from other countries’ experiences?
Around the world, governing is becoming more difficult and, in many cases, impossible. Elections no longer serve as an anchor that stabilizes the political landscape.