In a time of transatlantic uncertainty, any further divergence between Europe and the United States becomes a net win for Russia.
The German chancellor discarded caution, discarded her notes, and discarded diplomatic niceties.
In both the Caucasus and the Western Balkans, infrastructure and logistics will supplant normative goals such as EU membership as pathways to peaceful cooperation.
The differences between NATO allies seem to be about intentions, outcomes, and the meaning of values.
This year’s Munich Security Conference will expose the increasing drift of the EU, perhaps even more than the transatlantic rift.
The United States faces a number of dilemmas in supporting Saudi activism.
A Venezuela free of the influences of the Russian autocracy and the Cuban dictatorship is an objective that the world’s democracies should support.
Cairo hopes that support for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir will convince Khartoum to make concessions on ongoing disputes and prevent instability from spilling over the border.
A successful transition in Armenia will offer a model for other aspiring democracies to chart a multipolar course. There is no better time to use diplomacy and foreign aid to support it.
Proposed amendments to Egypt’s constitution will enshrine the military’s position above the state by giving it greater legal means to intervene against elected governments and prosecute political opponents.