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“Ukraine Will Be One of the Key Priorities”

Prague takes over the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union in July. Jaroslav Kurfürst, the Czech Republic’s Special Envoy for the Eastern Partnership in charge of preparing the presidency, talks to IPQ about the impact Russia’s attack on Ukraine has had on the EU.

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The Great Disruptor

Boris Johnson relishes his role as Mr. Unpredictable when it comes to the United Kingdom’s foreign relations. Other countries will have to get used to the mayhem.

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Berlin Cable

Signs of the Times

Slowly, Germany’s political class has caught up with the present. Chancellor Olaf Scholz and  his Green Vice Chancellor Robert Habeck are starting to prepare Germany for a future that the country did not reckon with.

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Pariscope

Can Macron Do Chancellor?

President Emmanuel Macron’s loss of a majority in France’s parliament means that little will get done in terms of domestic policy in the coming years. This could be excellent news for France.

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Editors’ Picks

What Europe Thinks ... About Ukraine

The Russian invasion of Ukraine caused a surge in support for the country’s EU membership. However there already signs that support may be cooling. And doubts persist about whether Ukraine can fulfil the many accession criteria.

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A Strategic Win-Win

Finland and Sweden joining NATO will strengthen the position of the countries, as well as the transatlantic alliance and European security.

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A Different Dynamic in EU-India Relations

When India abstained from condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it caused unease in Europe. But the EU should focus on what it can reasonably expect from New Delhi, and that means looking for cooperation on dealing with Beijing not Moscow.

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Safe Harbors and Uncertain Prospects

With war raging in Ukraine, the countries of Southeastern Europe are increasingly relevant, particularly in terms of infrastructure. Politically they could also become more important, if the EU played its cards right. 

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The Milošević Option

The only way to regain security in Europe is for Vladimir Putin’s rule over Russia to end. The prosecution of Slobodan Milošević as a war criminal may point to a possible solution.

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2022 Is the New ... 2001

This year is shaping up to be a pendulum year—a moment in history when the big formative forces of world affairs reverse direction. There are telling parallels with the year 2001. Europe, however, needs to draw the right lessons.

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Toward a New German Foreign Policy

Making Europe Going Global

Germany’s recent achievements in taking the EU forward are considerable and laudable, but insufficient. Berlin must now put as much effort into making Europe count on the world stage.

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Time to Define European Autonomy

No matter who succeeds Angela Merkel in the chancellery, Germany will need to focus on building stronger European strategic autonomy in order to be a strong and valued partner to the United States—and to other liberal democracies around the world.

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