A look at why Europe's "Left" is in Crisis.
A look at why Europe's "Left" is in Crisis.
The President of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, has pushed for his country to rejoin NATO's integrated military command in the hopes that it would help establish a capable European Security and Defense Policy. Ronja Kempin writes that this would only be possible if the French were to use their EU Presidency to link NATO and the EU by creating an operational civil-military EU planning and conduct capability closely linked to NATO's capacities.
A German institute for international and security affairs calls on the EU to re-examine the underlying purposes of EUFOR Chad/CAR and consider abandoning the entire operation.
This study sets out to highlight differences between the US and European approaches to crisis management and to explore possibilities for more intensive co-operation.
Steffen Angenendt of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs examines the debate on temporary labor migration in the EU.
This paper from the German Marshall Fund of the United States looks at Germany’s evolving relationship with the European Union. Growing in stature and, at the same time, sacrificing some of its own interests for the European Union, Germany has guaranteed its fundamental interest: a peaceful co-existence with its neighbours. In the meantime, Germany was also the only state to possess a foreign policy outlook that was both pro-European and transatlantic. However, under the administration of Chancellor Schröder, the tone and substance of Germany's European Policy evolved in two ways. First, within Europe, the "national" or the "German" component was accentuated. Second, during the war in Iraq, Germany made a break with its traditional foreign policy when it stood by France in opposing the United States. The paper explores how this new German orientation will develop during the German presidency of the EU during the first six months of 2007.
This link is to a paper outlining the strategic framework for European assistance to Lebanon, as established before the outbreak of the recent conflict between Israel and Lebanon. The European Union has been a major donor to Lebanon in support of its attempts to build a democracy in the Middle East.
Over at International Food Policy Research Institute, Antoine Bouet, David Orden, and Simon Mevel argue that the if the U.S. agreed to the EU position on market access, then less developed countries would see significant gains from the Doha round.
Europa answers frequently asked questions about the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) clarifying general questions, geographical coverage, ENP action plans, implementation, and funding.
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The EU answers frequently asked questions on European policy towards Israel and Palestinians, including violence and terrroism, financial assistance to the Palestinians, alleged misuse of EU funds, Palestinian education, sanctions against Israel, settlements, separation barrier, refugees, etc.
This Amnesty International report considers the implications of European complicity in renditions.
The rejection of the Treaty Establishing a Constitution for Europe (European Constitution) in referendums in France and the Netherlands has brought about a crisis in the EU. There is no consensus on how to proceed with the constitutional process launched by the Laeken Declaration in December 2001, or on whether Member States should continue with ratification of the Constitution. One certainty is that the Constitution cannot come into force until all 25 Member States have ratified it...
A. Michael Spence and David Brady argue that reformers facing tough constraints on fiscal policy can have a bigger impact on growth by targeting structural rigidities in their economies.
Elliott Abrams critiques the EU's enlarged boycott of entities in Israel's West Bank settlements, the Golan, and East Jerusalem.
Charles Kupchan argues that the Obama administration's pivot to Asia does not entail a weakening of the trans-Atlantic partnership. Rather, the United State and Europe are leveraging their relationship to deepen engagement in Asia.
Sebastian Mallaby argues that Europe's future is looking frighteningly like Japan's past.
Charles A. Kupchan argues that David Cameron's changes to Britain's relationship with the European Union run the risk of a British exit from the union and a weakening of Britain's role as a bridge between the United States and Europe.
Sebastian Mallaby argues that the European Central Bank should embrace a weighted-vote governance structure in its plans for a new bank supervisory board.
The author examines Pakistan's complex role in U.S. foreign policy and advocates for a two-pronged approach that works to quarantine threats while integrating Pakistan into the broader U.S. agenda in Asia.
The authors assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.
Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
This clear and authoritative book presents a sweeping account of China's global resource quest and the unrivaled expansion of its economy. More
The story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes. More
An authoritative and accessible look at what countries must do to build durable and prosperous democracies—and what the United States and others can do to help. More