On 8 November 2022, two years after Joe Biden was elected president of the United States, Americans cast their ballots in a highly consequential midterm election. Although the final results may take days or weeks to be known, the vaunted ‘red wave’ that most politicians, pundits and prognosticators had confidently predicted ended up being merely […]
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.