A very American crisis: Why Trump is still NATO’s biggest problem
Jeremy Shapiro - 02 December 2019
To all appearances, Macron and Erdogan are NATO’s latest troublemakers. But it is US indifference that enables their antics.
by Kadri Liik - 19th November, 2019
Russia’s new generation of foreign policy professionals bring with them a shift in attitudes that challenges centrality of “the West” in Russian foreign policy.
The Lost Promise of 1989
Mark Leonard - 19 November 2019
As is often the case, deep historical shifts tend to show up first in popular culture, and only then in formal politics. That is why we should look at the complex legacy of 1989 not only in the formal celebrations being held in Berlin, but also in the stands of a soccer stadium in Sofia.
Belarus votes: Could its verdict matter?
Olga Dryndova - 15 November 2019
Belarus could be standing on the brink of change. The EU should not ignore events on its outer border – and, indeed, should look for new ways to engage its neighbour.
Hopes for the future dashed: Balkans security after the French veto
Beáta Huszka - 14 November 2019
The European Council’s failure to open accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania could mark a turning point for peace in the Western Balkans.
Managed chaos: Russia’s deal with Turkey on northern Syria
Gustav Gressel - 03 November 2019
Russia is now in charge of a multi-front war. It will need to manage relations between multiple local actors very carefully.
Leverage, for now: Turkey’s deal with Russia on northern Syria
Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 30 October 2019
Erdogan's government views the deal as a testament to its ability to act independently of Washington even in areas where there is a US military presence.
by Beáta Huszka - 07th January, 2020
The EU should demonstrate its commitment to the Western Balkans by encouraging countries there to resolve their outstanding disputes
by Gustav Gressel - 29th August, 2019
The EU, US, and NATO must ensure that these services remain high in the minds of the Zelensky administration and of Rada members
by Richard Giragosian - 07th August, 2019