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Europe needs more realpolitik, experience and skill in foreign and security policy
European sovereignty in global competition
Europe can ill afford to farm out its foreign and defense policies to Brussels. The centralized, technocratic command center of the European Union is best suited to attend to the common market. Europe will come back as a global actor only if the continental European member states and the United ...
The global consequences of relocating U.S. troops in Europe
The Trump administration has announced it will reduce the number of American troops in Europe. While the move has plenty of justification in terms of U.S. interests and policy, the unilateral manner in which it was made threatens NATO unity. Russia and China could even benefit from the fallout. If ...
Mexico’s violence spikes again
During his election campaign, the current president of Mexico promised voters a “moral renewal” and public security improvement. More than one year later, the administration of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has made no dent in Mexico’s steadily worsening violence, which is the unexpected result of the government’s successful assault on the ...
Focus Germany: Future of the French-German tandem
Brexit has raised expectations of renewed attempts at joint Franco-German leadership of the EU. Without Britain’s leveling role, however, the EU’s prospects under the Berlin-Paris tandem could depend on compromises between German ordoliberalism and French economic interventionism. Smaller member states are concerned that their interests would be shunted aside.