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
China’s growing assertiveness is already driving closer cooperation among democracies. The EU should now incorporate the Quad more directly into its strategic thinking and activity.
European governments have yet to learn a key lesson from the war in Ukraine. The alternative reality the Kremlin lives in is becoming increasingly dangerous.
A one-year extension to the current aid arrangements would be no one’s first choice – but would ensure civilians in Idlib continue to receive help
China’s recent personal and economic sanctions have sent a strong message to Europeans, but there are concrete ways for the EU to build up its resilience against economic coercion
A planned ‘coronavirus tax’ on revenues and attacks on foreign-owned media threaten to cut away democracy piece by piece
A populist alliance in the European Parliament may prove unworkable because of the parties’ diverging global outlooks
On the path to Germany’s 5G network rollout, Berlin has made a misguided investment in Open RAN, an unproven telecoms industry concept that promises much but has so far produced little
The demands on EU crisis management, both military and civilian, have constantly risen, but there is a lack of the necessary means and political will to act collectively