Foreign Policy

    • Commentary

    Biden Is Heading to the Middle East for One Simple Reason

    The President's visit reflects less a strategic shift in administration thinking about a troubled region and more an effort at short term crisis management. Indeed, Biden will find a region filled with problems -- Iran and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict -- he can't resolve and one that is wary of America's own staying power and stability.

    • Commentary

    The Missed Opportunity of the June NATO Summit

    To the extent NATO’s new Strategic Concept mentions commitments at all, they are couched in elastic language devoid of benchmarks specifying what members will do, how much they will spend to do it, and when. In short, the Strategic Concept is neither a strategy nor a concept but rather stirring verbiage about NATO’s future aspirations.

    • Commentary

    What to Expect From Biden’s Big Middle East Trip

    Still, as he travels to the region, Biden confronts big challenges—the need to increase oil supply; a broken Israeli-Palestinian peace process; looming tensions between Iran and Israel; and an uncomfortable meeting with a Saudi crown prince, whose country Biden once deemed a “pariah”—that only offer the prospect of incremental gains.

    • Commentary

    Toward a Global Revolution of Dignity

    The dignity deficit cannot be solved by presidential elections but requires attention one community at a time. The most pressing foreign policy challenge is not to build democracy but to transform governance by supporting human dignity where it is born—at the local level.

    • Research

    How the EU Can Help Iran Tackle Water Scarcity

    Water scarcity threatens the political, social, economic, and environmental stability of Iran. The European Union can help by trailblazing a new form of diplomacy that integrates climate action, cultural exchange, and technological cooperation.

    • Commentary

    It’s Time for Bulgaria and North Macedonia to Move Forward

    North Macedonia’s access to the EU has been opposed by Bulgaria due to historical disputes. The bloc should help Sofia and Skopje to shift their focus to more practical concerns, such as trade, infrastructure, telecommunications, and energy.

    • Commentary

    How Georgia Stumbled on the Road to Europe

    Unlike Ukraine and Moldova who have been given candidate status, Georgia has been offered a much weaker offer of EU membership perspective. Despite the best efforts of the country’s protestors, the Georgian dream government is unlikely to back down and meet these demands any time soon.

    • Strategic Europe

    What Are You Reading?

    It’s that time of the year! Dip into the first batch of summer recommendations from Carnegie Europe’s scholars, friends, and colleagues. We hope you enjoy them and discover some real gems.

    • Event

    Biden’s Trip to the Middle East

    Join us on Thursday, July 7 from 16:00 until 17:30 Beirut time for a panel discussion with Hesham Alghannam, Dana El Kurd, Aaron David Miller, Ahmed Nagi and Maha Yahya, as they explore the main issues directing Biden’s agenda during his visit and what the possible outcomes of the trip may be.

    • Commentary

    Indian Military Dependence on Russia

    Moscow has created a trust-based relation with India in the military domain. Since the Cold War, it has been supplying India with high tech material it denies to other countries. Both the S-400 and the Su-35 fighter jet are cases in point. This is not a new development.

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