Latest from Carl Bildt

Why the West’s attempts to reset relations with Russia have failed again and again

There are fundamental issues where Russia flatly refuses to reset its own policies.
  • Feb 18, 2021

China is a rising digital superpower. Europe and the U.S. must catch up — together.

If the United States and Europe start to go down different roads on digital issues, Chinese global digital ambitions will become easier to achieve.
  • Feb 1, 2021

Joe Biden will need to hit the ground running to restore ties with Europe

The president-elect’s European honeymoon won’t last long. There’s a lot to tackle.
  • Nov 9, 2020

Global leaders always watch the U.S. election closely. What’s in it for them this time around?

In Europe, the prospect of four more years with Trump fills many political and business leaders with sheer horror.
  • Oct 21, 2020

All eyes on Belarus, where the dictator’s script has changed and people are pushing back

We can be sure that on Sunday evening, the electoral authorities will announce that Lukashenko has been reelected. But the key thing is what happens next.
  • Aug 7, 2020

It’s a mess. It’s a strategic conflict. It’s Libya, and it could get much worse.

All the red lines of the different sides of the battle for Libya are converging around Sirte, a port city with a huge airbase.
  • Jul 31, 2020

The Trump administration’s attempts at Balkans diplomacy are getting more complicated

As things stand, there is certainly no “greatest deal ever” between Serbia and Kosovo coming in the Rose Garden on Saturday.
  • Jun 26, 2020

The post-American world is now on full display

The United States has left behind any ambition of global leadership and any function as a global inspiration.
  • May 19, 2020

The coronavirus is another test for Europe. Working together will be key.

The challenge is medical and financial — but also political.
  • Mar 9, 2020

Brexit is arriving at the beginning of the end

The process has turned out to be far more complicated than foreseen.
  • Jan 30, 2020