Pro-Europeans protest against the rulling coalition Social Democrat Party (PSD) next to the Romanian Atheneum during the ceremony of taking over the Presidency of EU Council in Bucharest January 10, 2019.
With Romania at the helm of the EU, many fear that there's a bumpy ride ahead. But there's no need to worry (too much).
Military action during the NATO-led military exercise in Trondheim, Norway on Oct. 30, 2018. The NATO exercises included some 3,000 troops, 20 ships, several tanks and about 50 aircraft from various nations.
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Military exercises are more than just 'war games' -- they're aimed at signalling military capability and intent. But NATO must honour its commitment to transparency, and pressure Russia to do the same.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban addresses supporters after the parliamentary election in Budapest, Hungary, April 8, 2018.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has transformed from a liberal into an authoritarian leader who uses the tools of democracy to attack civil society. Hungarians are protesting in the streets.
Look out for Russian influence.
European countries, especially the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, have confronted Russian disinformation campaigns for decades. The US can learn from their experience.
Trump’s sudden decision on Syria proved the final straw for Mattis.
The last adult is leaving the White House after a shock decision by the president to pull troops out of Syria.
Unlike every president who followed him, George H.W. Bush had a background in foreign policy. In 1972, Bush was serving as U.S. ambassador to the U.N.
AP Photo/Dave Pickoff
The first President Bush had some impressive foreign policies wins, but could he be best remembered for getting the US entangled in Iraq?
Canada, Mexico and other U.S. allies aren’t walking away from the principles of economic cooperation.
AP Photo/Marco Ugarte
The death of the rules-based world order that supports the global economy and free trade has been greatly exaggerated.
Joggers and sightseers take in the Doha skyline.
Reuters/Ibraheem al Omari
Qatar's decision to aid Turkey in the face of American sanctions against the country may finally be a snub too far for its close relationship with the US.
The outrage over Trump’s comments at the joint press conference meant an opportunity for meaningful debate about policy was lost.
The extensive media coverage of the Helsinki meeting was almost universally critical of Trump, which overshadowed the chance to ask more meaningful questions about how the world deals with Russia.
The son of a cognac maker, Jean Monnet became a champion of a unified Europe after finding inspiration for a harmonious federalist model in Canada.
Fondation Jean Monnet
In the early 1900s, young Frenchman Jean Monnet travelled Canada and was inspired by its unique form of federalism. It helped fuel his interest in a unified Europe and a transatlantic community.
Millennials are not into the ‘We are the greatest country’ idea.
Millennials are less inclined than older Americans to intervene abroad, maintain superior military power or believe the US is an exceptional nation. What does that mean for the country's future?
Supporters of Nationalist Movement Party at a rally before the June election.
Turkey's close relationship with the US dates back to the Cold War. But after the June election there put nationalists into a position of power in the government, that alliance could turn rocky.
Trump and Merkel: Friends, foes or frenemies?
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
The president, who called the European Union a 'foe' following a series of meetings in Europe, may not realize just how much Americans have gained from their relationship with Europe.
Europe has few options if Russia decides to attack the Baltics.
US President Donald Trump's attacks on allies and conciliatory actions toward Russia have made European leaders feel more vulnerable than ever.
After a week spent trampling the international order, Trump capped his performance by giving Vladimir Putin the benefit of the doubt.
Russian-government backed show Comedy Club’s Trump and Putin impersonators.
Donald Trump's coziness with Vladimir Putin and his antagonism toward Europe is making the Russian leader look good to his countrymen and former adversaries across Europe. And Trump is looking bad.
From awkwardness and confusion to rancour, Trump certainly left his mark on the 2018 NATO summit.
Trump leaving the G7 meeting.
NATO leaders meet in Belgium today; many are worried about US President Trump's habit of breaking diplomatic norms. History is filled with other leaders acting bullishly, often with poor results.
Is Donald Trump a pawn of Russia? A mini-blimp floating during anti-Trump protests in London depicts the president as a giant baby – just as he prepares to meet with Vladimir Putin.
(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
As Donald Trump prepares to meet with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, here's a detailed explanation of how one goes about subverting democracy via a stooge.
Trump and Putin have had generally friendlier relations than Trump and NATO.
After Russia's 2014 invasion of Ukraine, NATO members felt a renewed sense of purpose: deter Putin. Trump's anti-NATO, pro-Russia talk is thus an existential threat to this old transatlantic alliance.