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September 21, 2012 | Europe Needs Not More, But Better Integration

Franziska Brantner: Before they demand more Europe, pro-Europeans have to say how citizens can stay in control of the process. The grand project of finally making the EU into a true economic union, finally risking the step to create a true political union after more than five decades – this project will only be successful if citizens see themselves as part of the process. ...More

September 20, 2012 | Navigating the Future: NATO-South Caucasus Partnership

Valentina M. Gevorgyan: At the recent Chicago Summit, NATO made sure to prioritize partnerships on its agenda. The South Caucasus region is one that can greatly benefit from NATO partnership, especially where security and justice are concerned. NATO's efforts in the region should aim at resolving frozen conflicts, including the Nagorno Karabagh conflict. ...More

September 19, 2012 | NATO's Partners in the South Caucasus

NATO: On 6 and 7 September NATO’s Secretary General visited the South Caucasus – a region that is strategically important to the Alliance. NATO has been progressively deepening dialogue and cooperation with Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia since the early 1990s. ...More

September 18, 2012 | Georgia's Road to the West & the Russian Obstacle in its Way

Rusudan Vashakidze: What should Georgia expect from its relationship with Russia even if the West gets nothing but aggressive energy policy and a disregard for international law? Four years after the August War in 2008 the road to the West for the young democratic country remains dynamic and filled with geopolitical struggles. ...More

September 18, 2012 | Strengthening EU-China Relations

Pop Irina Ionela: The European Union’s strategy in its economic relations with China needs to be coherent, feasible and more interest-based. The EU could take on several initiatives, including granting China market economy status, negotiating a bilateral investment agreement, and improving EU-China relations within international institutions. ...More

September 14, 2012 | Optimism for US-China Interdependency This Article contains Flash-Video

Foreign Affairs: Editor Gideon Rose interviews Columbia University professor Andrew Nathan on China's global perspective and the current state of US-China relations. Nathan discusses US government policy towards Beijing and how transitions in Chinese leadership will affect the country's assertiveness. ...More

September 14, 2012 | Conference Invitation: Europe's Common Future

Editorial Team: The EU not only finds itself in a fiscal crisis, it is also faced with a crisis of confidence. We need a broadly based public debate on alternative proposals for the future of Europe. With this in mind, the Heinrich Böll Foundation's international conference explores different perspectives and policy proposals. is a media partner and invites you to attend the conference or watch the live stream. ...More

September 12, 2012 | Crisis in Syria: Rethinking Russia's Policy

Oleg Khlopov: The resignation of Kofi Annan as UN special envoy to the Assad regime highlights the difficulty of effective international engagement. Despite the problems of diplomacy, Russia as a key player needs to rearrange its policy and work out a fruitful formula for Syria’s transition away from Assad. ...More

September 10, 2012 | Exclusive Q&A with the NATO Deputy Secretary General This Article contains Flash-Video

Editorial Team: invites you to participate in our next Q&A session with Alexander Vershbow, the Deputy Secretary General of NATO. Ambassador Vershbow is set to take your questions on NATO policy after the Chicago summit. His answers will be posted on for members to comment. ...More

September 6, 2012 | America's Euro Fatigue

Stanley R. Sloan: The American Euro-fatigue combined with a perception in Europe that Washington is losing interest in its affairs might mark the beginning of the end of transatlantic relations. Ignoring the significance in improving closer ties will only help to jeopardize European and American interests. ...More


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