European Union

COLUMN

How to Salvage France's Mistral Shipwreck

Selling warships to Russia doesn't seem like a great idea right now. But there's someone else that could buy them -- and make it a win-win for European security.

James Stavridis |

Dispatch

The Resurrection of Nicolas Sarkozy

France’s enfant terrible ex-president is back and basking in the limelight. 

Tracy McNicoll |

Argument

France Is Living Fat and Giving the Finger to Germany

Paris isn't even trying to pretend that it cares anymore about hitting the eurozone's debt targets. But now a showdown with Brussels looms.

Nicholas Spiro |

COLUMN

Ghosts of the Maidan

First revolution. Then war. Now what?

Michael Weiss |

Christian Caryl

Scotland's Tricky Choice

Self-determination doesn't necessarily mean freedom. Can an independent Scotland achieve both?

Christian Caryl |

Report

The Empire Strikes Back

Europe and the United States are ratcheting up sanctions on Russia, but Putin is not standing still.

Keith Johnson |

Argument

Ukraine Can't Afford the IMF's 'Shock Therapy'

Economic austerity ruined post-Soviet countries in the 1990s. Why are the same policies being forced on Ukraine today?

Josh Cohen |

Argument

Moscow's Next Victim

Moldova could be the Kremlin's next target. But Europe isn't ready to come to the rescue.

Vladimir Soloviev |

Putinology

Novorossiya Is Coming Apart at the Seams

Moscow dreamed of transforming southeastern Ukraine into a client state. But the Kremlin's plans are fraying as Kiev pushes back.

Anna Nemtsova |

COLUMN

Give Putin a Way Out

With Russian troops massing on the Ukrainian border, the talk of war is getting louder. But it doesn’t have to happen.

Emile Simpson |

COLUMN

How to Kneecap the Thug in the Kremlin

It's time to treat Vladimir Putin like the crime boss he is: Go after his money.

Michael Weiss |

Argument

Brexit Stage Right

If Britain makes good on its threats to leave the European Union, the impact will be felt far beyond Europe.

Tim Oliver |

Report

U.S. Sanctions Russian Banks and Energy Companies

Obama issues his strongest sanctions yet to pressure Moscow out of the Ukraine conflict.

Keith Johnson |

Argument

Europe’s Goldilocks Dilemma

Austerity is crippling the eurozone's recovery. But a straightjacket treaty and a latent banking crisis mean it's not going anywhere soon.

Mark Blyth |

Argument

There's No Partnership in Pivot

If the United States is going to shift focus to Asia it’s going to have to do it without Europe.

Stephen M. Walt |

Dispatch

How to Celebrate a War's Beginning

While Bosnia welcomed EU dignitaries for the official WWI centennial, protesters donned masks of assassin Gavrilo Princip and Serbs erected a statue in his honor.

Valerie Hopkins |

Argument

Is Europe Ready to Commit?

Georgians worry that their passion for Europe isn't being reciprocated. And Russia is ready to step in.

Peter Pomerantsev |

Report

Russia Cuts Gas to Ukraine

Moscow's cancellation of natural gas exports to Kiev ratchets up the pressure on Ukraine -- and is making European leaders nervous about energy supplies.  

Keith Johnson |

Argument

What Can Obama's $1 Billion Investment in European Security Actually Buy?

Is just a drop in the bucket or a real commitment to stem threats from Russia?

Christopher S. Chivvis |

Argument

Britain's Great Unraveling

Why 2015 could be the end of the United Kingdom as we know it.

Andrew Hammond |