The West must unite to resist Chinese bullying against those who meet Tibet's leaders
With signs that China's economic model is breaking down, Europe needs to be subtle and circumspect in its interaction with the country
Optimism is in short supply in the EU and the Italians are particularly struggling to stay positive
To prevent corrupt Russian officials being barred from Europe, Russia is now using the threat of an adoption ban against European states
After years of complacency, Europe is finally putting security back on the agenda.
Austerity policies are allegedly undermining the European Union. In reality fragmentation is a bigger threat than austerity.
High ideals about European leadership inevitably mix with low cunning
Italian politics are in a mess, with social networking highlighting just how out of touch the old guard really is
The US's Magnitsky list may be too short, but it has already saved a life
Credit continues to contract, starving the small and medium-sized businesses that are vital to the European recovery.
A transatlantic trade agreement looks even more important in the modest context of the rest of the US-European relationship
Recent events have made it more difficult to be optimistic about the future of the European Union
France and the UK are steadily losing economic influence
The Visegrád four have grand ambitions, but lack political clout
The European Union's failings have been cruelly exposed by Cyprus's complicated, disastrous bail-out
The death of the exiled Russian oligarch gives the Russian opposition a chance to refashion itself
The US's decision to divert money from its missile-defence programme in Europe to defence against North Korea is understandable, even if Poles may not like it
The United States is shedding its troublesome dependence on imports of foreign energy at an accelerating pace. The consequences will transform the role that the US plays in the world.
The British finance minister's defence of bankers' bonuses seemed strange, but may be motivated by personal ambition
Membership of the EU and regional threats have made non-alignment and neutrality look anachronistic
How governments can attract back their diasporas
The European economy cannot rely on banks to provide corporate finance. Closing off other sources of lending would be a mistake
The stakes are high as Europe and the US prepare to equip themselves for the challenges that will come from Asia over the next few years
The European Union's Eastern Partnership summit in November has the makings of a terrible party