Tag Archives: Europe

Attacks on Academics: East Europe, Russia and Turkey

Limiting academic freedom is a threat to democracy itself. EU leaders must unite and stand up to this troubling trend.

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Merkel and Macron: The New “2 M’s” Power Couple

With a new French President at her side, Merkel feels invigorated again. She even feels a sense of destiny regarding Europe.

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Migration Vs. the Welfare State?

A self-fulfilling prophecy of failure: Welfare states attract a lot of unskilled migrants who fail to assimilate. A political disaster is looming.

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Europe Vs. US: Toward More (Im)Perfect Unions?

Macron’s victory really is a positive signal for the European Union’s future — especially viewed in context against the American union.

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The EU: Like Building a Cathedral

Will the “cathedral” – aka the EU – ever be completed? Is it worth the effort? Or might it fall down and bankrupt its builders?

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EU After Brexit: Like 20 Fewer Economies

The drop from EU-28 to EU-27 will be a big one in terms of GDP lost.

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Binary Choice and American Politics in the Age of Complexity

The domestic set-up in the US, with two dominant political parties, is not conducive to constructive engagement. It favors paralysis or overreach.

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The European Union: Like Building a Cathedral!

Will the “cathedral” – aka the EU – ever be completed? Is it worth the effort? Or might it fall down and bankrupt its builders?

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The Holiday From History Is Over

Why it is not only smart, but mandatory for mature powers to stop being overly ambitious in the field of foreign policy.

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Merkel: One More Time

In 2017, German Chancellor Merkel will assume the helm of her troubled country – for the fourth time. Unless she decides not to run.

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