- NewsletterBy Janusz BugajskiNov 6, 2012
Georgia successfully passed its democratic election test, as the parliamentary ballot on October 1, 2012 was declared competitive, credible, and peaceful by international monitors. The peaceful transfer of power between government and opposition was an unprecedented event in the post-Soviet world and could serve as a model for other aspiring or evolving democracies.
- CommentaryNov 5, 2012
The final presidential debate saw Republican candidate Mitt Romney again describe Russia in hostile terms. Romney qualified but did not repudiate his earlier remark that Russia was the United States’ “number one geopolitical foe,” and he hammered President Obama for allegedly wearing “rose colored glasses” in dealing with Moscow.
- NewsletterBy Barry DeskerOct 23, 2012
Attending conferences in Europe and the United States over the past three years, I have been struck by the increasing Western preoccupation with Asia's rise, the growing influence of the rising powers of Asia, and the challenge they pose to Western values and norms governing international institutions.
- JournalBy Steven Philip KramerOct 1, 2012
Europe’s unprecedented period of peace, social stability, and prosperity may be coming to an end. So, what comes next? The manner in which it resolves the eurocrisis will determine whether Europe transitions to a resurgent continent; muddles through; or enters an age of disarray.
- CommentarySep 6, 2012
How would you like to go down in history as the person who “lost Europe,” “lost Germany,” or simultaneously lost both? This is the question that Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany may face sooner rather than later.
- NewsletterBy Gordon M. HahnAug 31, 2012
- JournalBy Thomas WrightJul 1, 2012
What would the end of European integration really mean geopolitically? Thinking through and prioritizing the consequences yield five of the utmost importance, but whether they are modest or seismic would depend on the way failure happens.
- CommentaryBy Heather A. Conley, Matthew MelinoJun 21, 2012
German and Greek soccer players take the field on Friday evening in Poland in the quarterfinals of the Euro 2012 soccer championship. It will be Europe’s largest economy and creditor versus the continent’s weakest economy and most indebted nation. Yes, it is a European analyst’s dream matchup.
- NewsletterBy Patryk PawlakEleni EkmektsioglouJun 8, 2012
Speaking recently at Chatham House, Herman van Rompuy -- president of the European Council -- used a theater metaphor to refer to Europe's role on the world stage.
- CommentaryApr 20, 2012
On April 22, the first round of French elections will be held. This election will be the first in a series of important European elections over the next three weeks: the May 6 French runoff election (assuming no candidate wins an absolute majority on April 22), the May 6 Greek elections, and two German state elections (Schleswig-Holstein on May 6 and North Rhine-Westphalia on May 13).