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The EU in Action II: Turkey

Dealing with the Erdogan government will be a stress test for the European Union’s geopolitical ambitions.

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Time for Big Picture Thinking

EU-NATO relations have been debated for decades, but progress has been slow and key questions left unanswered.

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Europe’s Geopolitical Moment

There is a growing consensus that the EU has to become a geopolitical actor. To achieve this goal, numerous constraints will need to be overcome. Priorities include defining its position vis-à-vis the incoming Biden administration—and China.

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The EU in Action III: Russia

With chances for European-Russian cooperation slim, containment must remain the focus of the EU’s policy vis-à-vis Moscow.  

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The EU’s Double Bind

COVID-19 has forced Europeans to confront a twin shock to their worldview, with a philosophical crisis overlaid by a geographical one. The EU now needs to embark on a broad-based effort to ensure its strategic sovereignty.

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Bonding over Beijing

How to deal with China will be one of the dominant issues in transatlantic relations in the coming years. A Biden win would open the door to building a shared agenda.

A New Bargain

The rapid rise of China is inevitably forcing a major shift in the US-European relationship. It is time for both sides to root the transatlantic bond in shared interests, rather than often ill-defined values. Fortunately, such a basis exists.

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All at Sea

Trade relations would inevitably worsen further should Donald Trump win a second term. But even if Joe Biden wins, a transatlantic economic re-set cannot be taken for granted.