Most Europeans are relieved at the re-election of Barack Obama. But in his second term he will face greater pressure to cut costs and will likely continue the US "pivot" to Asia. Though transatlantic security cooperation will continue, Europe now needs to grow up and focus on managing the crises in its own backyard.

Read the full European Council on Foreign Relations Policy Memo here

Nov 15, 2012
Richard Gowan
Europe, United States

Europeans are usually supportive of the United Nations and its role in international crisis management, despite memories of the disasters in the Balkans and Rwanda. However, while European citizens approve of the UN in theory, they generally assume that the organization is not relevant to their own safety in practice.

Read the full Government Gazette article here

Oct 19, 2012
Richard Gowan
Europe
United Nations

The United Nations General Assembly met on 18 October to elect five new nonpermanent members of the Security Council. Although the winners will not begin their terms until January, the U.N. is approaching the end of two turbulent years in which three major powers -- Germany, India and South Africa -- have held temporary seats in the council, playing prominent roles in its debates over Libya and Syria.

Oct 18, 2012
Richard Gowan
Europe, Middle East, Libya, Syria, India
India, United Nations

Time and again, Western diplomats have been fooled by hints that Russia might just alter its attitude towards Assad – and again, Russia has foiled Western initiatives in the Security Council.

Read the full E! Sharp article here

Aug 07, 2012
Richard Gowan
Europe, Syria

Is there any respect in which Mitt Romney’s now-famous assertion that Russia is "without question our number one geopolitical foe" can be viewed as anything other than ridiculous - and dangerous - Cold War nostalgia?

Read the full article here by Jim Traub

Jul 09, 2012
James Traub
Europe
United Nations

Given the dramatic loss of life, the fallout in terms of refugees and other serious problems, and the attacks that deadly conflict inflicts on our fundamental values, preventing such conflict and the disorder it sows should be a much higher priority for the United States, other governments, international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).

Oct 01, 2002
Barnett Rubin

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