Article of the Day: Jeremy Corbyn for UK Labour party leader? Blame the bankers

Jeremy Corbyn for UK Labour party leader? Blame the bankers The title of this article is very misleading and doesn’t accurately capture its true value. Jeremy Corbyn’s rise is an interesting one and indicative of a larger trend in Europe of extremisms coming to the fore. What’s very interesting about this development is how different […]

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Article of the Day: A Call for Collective Action

A Call for Collective Action – Jean-Claude Juncker Immigration is quickly shaping up to be one of the seminal issues of the Juncker commission. From the porous borders in the Mediterranean to the migrants congregating in Calais for a chance to cross the Channel, this issue directly impacts every member nation in the EU, regardless […]

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Article of the Day: Member states must back their jointly chosen EU leaders

Member states must back their jointly chosen EU leaders When it comes to elegance in diplomacy, former Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski is perhaps not the best person to turn to. Many people whom I’ve spoken with in Washington recall their interactions with the ebullient former minister as wrought with arrogance and contempt. While this […]

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My Take on the Greek Elections

Hey Everyone! So first off, my apologies for falling off the face of the earth for the past few months: the combination of a new job, the holiday’s, and just transitioning into a new type of post-college life have had made me neglect my duty to this blog. No excuse, just a fact. Anyway, I […]

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It’s time for a European Grand Bargain

Entrenched economic positioning can only hurt the region’s economy and embolden the growing Eurosceptic movements The power paradigm in Europe is rapidly changing, and Germany isn’t happy. The days when the Nicolas Sarkozy – Angela Merkel axis both dictated and drove European policy are behind us and have given way to an unlikely new pair: […]

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Renzi-mania and Hollande-phobia: Defining the Anti-Austerity Rhetoric in Brussels

French President François Hollande’s approval rating was reported at a dismal 13% today, breaking his own record for unpopularity. Amidst the freefall of the President’s approval ratings, there is little wonder that Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has assumed the responsibility of leading the anti-austerity charge in Brussels. As the most powerful socialist in Europe, […]

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A New European Strategy for Defense

Very important article in the FT today by Philip Stephens on the need for a new vision in European defense strategy.  I really appreciate the fact that rather than looking for some innovative new policy, Stephens argues for a renewal of deterrence.  It is important to stress the difference between deterrence and aggression and I […]

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