Reactions to the Terror Attacks in Paris

In light of the horrific attacks in Paris yesterday, I wanted the chance to share my thoughts on these events and what lies ahead for us as a country. I apologize in advance if this is an unstructured stream of consciousness, but I hope you will understand that the nature of these events is such […]

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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: France to begin Syria reconnaissance flights, mulls air strikes

France to begin Syria reconnaissance flights, mulls air strikes France has taken a bold first step in attempting to quell the dual onslaught in Syria of pro-Assad forces and ISIS which have led to the untenable refugee situation spilling out of its borders. The answer to this humanitarian crisis is not merely to welcome more […]

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Article of the Day: The French should be watching the antics of the UK’s Labour party

The French should be watching the antics of the UK’s Labour party Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn is quite an enigma. If he, as many anticipate, wins the internal election to become Labour leader, the perplexing MP from Islington North will be the newest in a series of far-left leaders rising to the top of his party […]

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Article of the Day: Jean-Marie Le Pen, Co-Founder of National Front, Is Ousted From French Far-Right Party

Jean-Marie Le Pen, Co-Founder of National Front, Is Ousted From French Far-Right Party Today was a FASCINATING day in international affairs. Not only did Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resign to call snap elections, but longtime French political blowhard (and also incidentally the founder and former leader of the National Front) was thrown out of the very […]

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Article of the Day: New World of Work: Outsiders battle in France’s dual jobs market

New World of Work: Outsiders battle in France’s dual jobs market   France has a job problem. The difficulty is, the problem doesn’t stem from a lack of demand for jobs (nor indeed a lack of supply) but rather a rigid, inflexible labor market that deters potential employers from hiring the people they need. I […]

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François Fillon Spreads His Wings

During his five-year term, President Nicolas Sarkozy grabbed headlines for both his controversial policies and his polarizing persona. In the stoic and often-bland world of French politics, Sarkozy was not merely an anomaly – he was an outlier. In many ways, his defeat in 2012 by the uncharismatic François Hollande – who made his “normal” […]

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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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