Over time, the concept of European strategic autonomy has come to encapsulate the EU’s desire to chart its own (foreign) policy course according to its own laws, interests, and values. At risk of being sucked into the emerging whirlpool of intensifying global competition, if not unbridled US-China rivalry, the case for such an objective seems […]
What are the reasons behind this result, which marked the ruling AK party’s biggest defeat in almost 20 years?
General Khalifa Haftar’s push to seize Tripoli by force brings Libya to the brink of war again. The EU needs to get its act together and use its undeniable leverage in the country to prevent a full-blown war and set the bases for a peaceful resolution of the conflict. Since the fall of Muammar al-Qaddafi […]
It is also a signal of painful, but real readiness to break the long-established auto-pilot mode of operation in transatlantic relations.
Beijing is waking up to this widespread scepticism, seeing diminishing returns in promoting BRI as an exclusively ‘win-win’ strategy based on parity and mutual respect.
The creation of PESCO, which has been often equated to the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ of the Lisbon Treaty has defied expectations.