December 16, 2017

Tag Archives: EU

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What Europe Can Do for The Western Balkans

It is high time for the EU to move beyond ‘stabilocracy’ and stand up to ethnic nationalist kleptocrat political leaders. Read More »

Three Myths About Catalonia’s Independence Movement

Spain faces its worst constitutional crisis since the failed 1981 coup d’état, driven by Brexit-style populism. Read More »

Putin’s Peacekeepers: Beware of Russians Bearing Gifts

The West should engage with Russia's peacekeeping proposal - but skeptically and with clear conditions. Read More »

Europe: Lessons for the Left

The parties of the European Left have still to establish clear positions on the nativist vs internationalist debate that defines contemporary politics. Read More »

As US Influence Wanes, Is Germany Ready to Step In?

Can Germany expand its international influence in the wake of a partial withdrawal of the U.S. from the international stage depends on its ability to play a regionally integrating role, either at the European Union or in other multilateral fora. Read More »

Scotland Headed to a Second Independence Referendum

The future is extremely uncertain, although once the Brexit negotiations between the UK government and the EU get properly underway there may be greater clarity as to what sort of impact that is having on opinion in Scotland, which is back in campaign mode and referendum. Read More »

Brexit: Europe’s New Nationalism is Here to Stay

The UK may be the first country to leave the EU but it may not be the last. All across the continent, euro skepticism is offering a new outlet for old feelings. Read More »

Why the UK’s Brexit Vote Should Matter to Americans

Polls show voters are beginning to lean toward leaving the EU, so it's time to brush up on what will happen if there's a Brexit – and why it matters on this side of the Atlantic. Read More »

Merkel and Obama: Fault Lines Behind a Friendly Face

If Obama’s visit to the United Kingdom and Germany confirmed anything, it was the extent to which America’s political elites worry about the strength and unity of Europe. Read More »

Thinking Outside the European Box

For better or worse, the refugee crisis underscores that Turkey is part of Europe. Pretending otherwise could have disastrous consequences. Read More »