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Central Asia 26-02-2014

NATO and Georgia: Seeking membership, getting partnership

Europe and the US do not share today a solid Euro-Atlantic identity, the West having become an alliance with a fuzzy identity, writes David Usupashvili.
Security 07-06-2013

The Nordic countries and Russia: A contentious collaboration

As the European Union weakens economically and institutionally, Europe's Nordic countries are considering seizing the economic opportunities presented by a comparatively stronger partner: Russia, writes Stratfor.
Global Europe 09-05-2013

Nervous Sweden may have to rethink its neutrality

Sweden has a long-standing policy of neutrality and nonalignment and has no ambition to join the eurozone. But the country may need to rethink its policy, writes Antonia Colibasanu.
02-04-2013

Time to unblock Macedonia’s accession to NATO

Greece's ongoing objections to Macedonia's membership in NATO demonstrates that unlimited veto power threatens to make the alliance less responsive, restrictively bureaucratic, and subject to the mercy of any internal disagreement, no matter how small, writes Sally A. Painter.
Development Policy 20-02-2013

Afghanistan and Central Asia: Nobody move, nobody gets hurt

As Western powers and NATO gradually pull out from Afghanistan, the European Union is increasingly looking at the potential spillover threats for Central Asia as a whole, write Jos Boonstra and Marlene Laruelle.
Euro & Finance 10-01-2013

Cypriot election: The political problem and the financial crisis

Cyprus' economic adjustment programme and banking sector reforms should be seen as a catalyst that will reinforce macroeconomic and financial stability in the country. Over the longer term, the exploitation of natural gas discoveries should substantially boost growth prospects and help lower debt, writes Stavros Papagianneas.
Global Europe 15-11-2012

The relevance of Israel and Gaza

This is the reality of the current round of the Palestinian-Israeli war: It matters to the Palestinians and Israelis but not to the world, beyond those who demand a world that is just and whose definition of justice is what they believe to be just, writes Stratfor.
Security 27-06-2012

Clinton’s deliberate visits on Russia’s doorstep

US Secretary of state Hilary Clinton continues to visit states that pose security concerns for Russia. Moscow will have to react in Finland and Latvia to make sure they do not take irreversible steps that would harm Russia's interests, says Stratfor.
Global Europe 04-06-2012

Finland seeks greater regional collaboration

Finland is considering increasing its military cooperation in the north, something it had been reluctant to do in the past because it did not want to damage its economic relationship with Moscow, writes Stratfor.
Global Europe 26-03-2012

Poland’s vulnerability amid missile diplomacy

A recent meeting in Berlin between Russia, Poland and Germany revealed Poland's delicate position in the debate between Russia and NATO over missile defence, according to Stratfor.
Global Europe 03-06-2011

Decoupling Afghanistan from Pakistan

Gauri Khandekar argues that Europeans must cease to look at relations with Pakistan through the prism of the Afghan War.
Global Europe 10-12-2010

NATO-Serbia relations: New strategies or more of the same?

The Serbian government will soon have to clarify to its citizens its policy of neutrality towards NATO, argues Jelena Radoman, a research fellow at the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy.
Global Europe 29-11-2010

Europe’s myopic defence cuts

If Europeans want their ambitions to be taken seriously, they must find ways of dealing with their decline in military power, writes Uffe Ellemann-Jensen, a former Danish minister of foreign affairs.
Global Europe 19-11-2010

Re-setting the NATO-Russia relationship

The NATO and OSCE summits represent a chance to create a new security system for the twenty-first century, writes Adam Daniel Rotfeld, a former Polish minister of foreign affairs.
Global Europe 18-11-2010

US-Russian relations in pre-summit flux

Days before the NATO summit in Lisbon where he will meet US President Barack Obama, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has postponed his annual State of the Union address from 22 to 30 November to account for a possible shift in US-Russian relations, writes global intelligence company Stratfor.
Global Europe 21-10-2010

A new beginning for NATO and Russia

Fulfilling the full potential of a NATO-Russia relationship is vital for the security of all, writes Anders Fogh Rasmussen, secretary-general of NATO.
Central Asia 19-10-2010

The spectre of a multipolar Europe

On 18 October, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev sat down to discuss a new European conception of global security and – with the current order dysfunctional and inadequate – it was high time to include Russia in the discussions, write Ivan Krastev and Mark Leonard in a report for the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR).
EU Priorities 2020 15-10-2010

German reunification and the new Europe

Germany is not primarily responsible for killing off the vision of a political Europe, writes Michel Rocard, a former prime minister of France and a former leader of the Socialist Party.
Global Europe 17-06-2010

A Security Strategy for the 21st Century

US President Barack Obama's security strategy is a clear departure from that of its predecessor and a decisive step towards solving the challenges of the 21st century and preparing us for the world of tomorrow, writes Javier Solana, the European Union's former High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy.
Med & South 03-05-2010

Polarising Politics in Ukraine

Viktor Yanukovych "needs to act like a unifying leader, not a divisive one," writes David Kramer, a senior transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, in an April paper.
Global Europe 08-04-2010

Russia in Europe and the West

Russia's ratification of European Court of Human Rights reform and debates about its strategic security relationship with NATO suggest that there could be a new turn in Moscow's relations with Europe and the transatlantic community, writes Michael Emerson, senior research fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), in an April commentary.
Global Europe 01-12-2009

NATO, Russia and European security

"Countries in Europe's east and north worry that Moscow is blundering into a confrontation with NATO" and they have good reason to be concerned, argues Tomas Valasek, director of foreign policy and defence at the Centre for European Reform (CER), in a November paper.
Global Europe 16-04-2009

Obama’s Afghanistan: A bridge too far for Europeans?

"Afghanistan reveals Europe's incapacity to formulate coherent collective security strategies and dedicate the resources required to implement them," writes Fabrice Pothier, director of Carnegie Europe, in an April paper.
EU Priorities 2020 06-04-2009

NATO shadow summit: Moral, muscular, multilateral

"Amidst the hoopla over 60th birthday parties, there is a crying need to involve citizens in determining what NATO should stand for," wrote Gerald Loftus, a former diplomat, on his blog after a two-day 'NATO shadow summit'.