Europe

Whither the US-German Relationship?

2021-07-27

With German Chancellor Angela Merkel on her way out, and America still vulnerable to Trumpism, Germans can neither rely on their traditional protector nor pursue outright strategic autonomy...

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The US needs Europe to end the 'forever wars' in the Middle East

2020-11-09

The election and other factors provide an opportunity to design a humbler but smarter transatlantic approach to the Middle East.

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Scotland after Sterling

2020-10-19

Scottish advocates of leaving the United Kingdom need a plan for a new currency and an independent central bank...

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Eurasian Geopolitics: US’ Hybrid War on Russian Energy Targets Germany, Belarus, and Bulgaria

2020-10-13

The US is ruthlessly waging an intense Hybrid War on Russian energy interests in Europe by targeting the Eurasian Great Power’s relevant projects in Germany, Belarus, and Bulgaria, banking on the fact that even the partial success of this strategy would g

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US Redeploys its Forces in Europe

2020-08-05

The basics of the policy is that about one third of the American forces in Germany will redeploy to forward NATO nations or bases on American soil.

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The End of Europe’s Chinese Dream

2020-06-02

The COVID-19 crisis has pushed Europeans strategic thinking about China – already shifting because of three developments – past the tipping point. After years of pursuing closer bilateral economic ties, Europeans suddenly realize that they have become dan

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Disunited States

2020-04-26

Long held up as a model for Europe, the United States is now also suffering from balkanization, internal competition, out-of-touch and short-sighted leadership

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Face Masks Are In

2020-04-02

The West has long stigmatized mask-wearing, unlike in many Asian countries, where those who do not wear masks during public-health crises are the ones who are stigmatized.

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Averting Economic Disaster Is the Easy Part

2020-03-22

Based on Chinas experience with COVID-19, the fiscal cost of comprehensive compensation for lost income could reach 10% of annual GDP, and as much as 25% of GDP in the US and Europe if the epidemic turns out to be worse there, which now looks likely. Thes

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A European Strategy Is Missing in Action

2020-03-02

While the single market is a valuable asset, it cannot be Europes sole frame of reference. To become an effective strategic actor, the EU must make the most of all of the tools at its disposal, and that requires developing a compelling strategic vision an

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Russia in the Gray Zone

2019-07-31

In its ongoing efforts to influence world affairs, Russia is waging campaigns both bloodless and bloody. A significant number of its tactics fall in the space between routine statecraft and direct and open warfare, a space sometimes referred to as the gra

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Lagarde’s ECB Checklist

2019-07-30

After years in which the European Council acted as if there were no qualified women to lead the European Central Bank, it has finally abandoned that ludicrous excuse and appointed Christine Lagarde to the position.

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The End of Global Britain

2018-06-30

In the two years since the Brexit referendum, the United Kingdoms global influence has been significantly diminished.

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Nationalism Will Go Bankrupt

2018-06-23

The opposite of populist nationalism is not globalist elitism; it is economic realism. And in the end, countries such as Britain, the United States

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Can the Euro Be Saved?

2018-06-18

The euro may be approaching another crisis. Italy, the eurozones third largest economy, has chosen what can at best be described as a Euroskeptic government

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The Owl Thieves of Sweden

2018-06-07

As the country ditches cash, criminals turn to stealing owls.

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Overcoming the Politics of Pessimism

2018-06-06

Pessimism afflicts those who have lost out economically

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Iran Nuclear Deal: What Merkel Fears Might Happen if Trump Walks Away

2018-04-27

Trump decision to revisit the deal and to pressure the allies to help fix it

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Germany Is Preparing to Send Refugees Back to Syria

2017-12-06

Syria’s war is not over, but a growing number of German policymakers are trying to revoke asylum and send Syrians back home

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Europe’s Future After Germany’s Election

2017-10-03

The election upended a governing coalition that had avoided desperately needed reforms for too long

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A look at what might happen if Catalonia goes it alone

2017-10-03

Spain declared the referendum illegal and invalid

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Trump and the Growing European Rift

2017-06-08

There is definitely some animus between some of the European leaders and the brusque and arrogant American president

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Trump’s Foreign Trip Sends Strong Message That American Leadership Is Back

2017-06-08

Unlike the Obama years, Trump’s first four months in office have shown no trace of apology for the history of the United States

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