By cancelling Palestine’s first elections in 15 years, President Mahmoud Abbas has relinquished Palestinian democracy and national reunification, and is setting the stage for future turmoil
Following a recent dispute over a $1 billion loan to Montenegro, the EU has an opportunity to take a more systematic approach to the growing Chinese presence in the Western Balkans
The EU’s success is mixed in generating reform among Eastern Partnership countries. But patience and self-confidence remain its best bet for the future.
While Germany’s long-ruling centre-right parties continue to offer more of the same, the Greens have recently emerged as a serious contender in the run-up to September’s federal elections
By engaging with the Strategic Compass, Poland can help ensure that the EU’s defence initiatives complement those of NATO and develop in line with Polish interests
Berlin and Washington need to avoid a worst-case scenario in which cooperation on other pressing transatlantic issues becomes impossible
In a future, states will likely become more transactional and try to force changes in behaviour from others in exchange for the use of a platform or supply chain
Friends and foes alike will pay careful attention to the contents of the EU’s Indo-Pacific strategy. On the current reading, Europe’s friends in particular may be disappointed.
Nord Stream 2 has become a suitcase without a handle: hard to abandon; hard to take along
There are at least six reasons why public opinion on foreign policy should matter more today than it did in the past