Tag Archives: European Union

Gazprom: The Dark Shadow Over Europe

In the run-up to the Ukraine invasion, Gazprom has conclusively proven that it is not a business but a politico-military enterprise – a central part of Putin’s war-making kit.

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Italy: The Least Bad Outcome

Sergio Mattarella stays on as president, Mario Draghi remains prime minister. For Italy and Europe, this is the least bad outcome of Italy’s presidential election.

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Boosting Transatlantic Technology Cooperation

The EU and the U.S. need to address the real technology competitiveness challenge, which is China.

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After Brexit: How Poland Replaces the UK

The EU-related obstinacy of Poland’s governing party is rooted not just in the desire to rewrite their own country’s post-war history, or even Europe’s. It is all a big-time deflection maneuver.

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Italy’s Populist Racists Badly Bruised

Salvini, Meloni and the hard right have to contend with a resurgence of the center left in Italy’s most important urban centers.

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AUKUS Deal: Europe’s Global Strategy Falls Short

Europe needs to make clear proposals to the U.S. in its Indo-Pacific strategy to set a common approach to China.

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Of Borders and Metaphors

How the U.S. handles the U.S.-Mexican border will say much about its character as a nation.

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Europe’s COVID 19 Response Put in Perspective

The EU tends to move more slowly — but it does get its act together.

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Italy: No Political Crisis, But an Economic One

The EU’s patience to throw Italy yet another lifeline after the current one is rapidly vanishing.

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Merkel’s EU China Policy: Double Crossing Joe Biden

Surprisingly, Germany’s veteran Chancellor is replicating Gerhard Schröder’s moves to poison the transatlantic relationship — in her case by eagerly doing China’s bidding inside the EU.

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