Europe's East

Concrete work is needed for Europe’s future

President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with First Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans.  EU future and security, preparation for negotiations for the new Multiannual Financial Perspective, addressing migration challenges, protection of citizens’ rights in Brexit, ensuring the rule of law in the Community as well as other topical issues of the EU agenda were discussed at the meeting.

Revisiting the Global Order

By JAVIER SOLANA

As many analysts have observed, the Pax Americana of recent decades is on life support. After the first 150 days of Donald Trump’s “America First” – or, more accurately, “America Alone” – presidency, it seems that America’s traditional stabilizing role can no longer be viewed as a given. As the primacy of the US in the international arena – and, thus, America’s status as the world’s “indispensable nation” – erodes, other states and even non-state actors are gaining prominence. What does this mean for the so-called liberal international order?

Breaking the U.S.-Russia Impasse: Keeping the Door Open to Dialogue

By Hall Gardner, Professor and Co-Chair of the International and Comparative Politics Department of the American University of Pari

Relations between the U.S. and Russia appear to be almost at the point of no return 1. Whether justified or not, each side has accused the other of interfering in their respective election processes. Moscow has accused the United States of backing protests that opposed the results of Russia's parliamentary elections in 2011, and of directly interfering in the Russian presidential elections in March 2012 that brought Vladimir Putin to power. Washington has also accused Moscow of interfering in the November 2016 presidential elections that brought Donald Trump to power.