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  • Originally published 10/09/2017

    How’s Brexit Going?

    Luke Reader

    It’s been 6 months since the British began the process of withdrawing from the EU. The signals thus far are not promising.

  • Originally published 03/27/2017

    E.U. Is Turning 60 and Searching for Something to Celebrate

    Sixty years after the treaty that led to its founding, the European Union is under fundamental stress — divided and divergent, anxious that it no longer represents the future but the past, and that it may be incapable of handling the serious challenges of this already-turbulent century.

  • Originally published 05/16/2016

    Ex-London Mayor Boris Johnson compares the EU to Hitler

    He has compared the European Union’s aims to those of Adolf Hitler, arguing that the 28-nation bloc is creating a superstate that mirrors the attempt of the Nazi leader to dominate the European continent.

  • Originally published 12/03/2014

    What's Happened to Europe?

    Tom Clifford

    Here’s a date to mark for your diaries. April 2017. That month could see Britain hold an in/out referendum on membership of the European Union and France could be set for a National Front president.

  • Originally published 11/12/2013

    The U.S. Army Discovers Africa

    Andrew J. Bacevich

    Africa has many needs. Whether it needs the United States bringing to bear a million American soldiers is doubtful.

  • Originally published 05/06/2013

    The Historic Agreement to End the Conflict in Kosovo

    Ian Reifowitz

    Photo credit: Flickr/_Matt_T_After protracted, months-long negotiations, Kosovo and Serbia recently agreed to a compromise on sovereignty and autonomy that would end two decades of conflict. In extinguishing the last embers of war in what was Yugoslavia -- the volatile, ethnically divided nation where the assassination of an Austrian archduke launched World War I, and where civil war throughout the nineties led to ethnic cleansing and other atrocities -- Europe is nearing the end of its long journey to overcome its tribal enmities and build a cohesive, peaceful civilization.

  • Originally published 03/20/2013

    Interview: British Historian Timothy Garton Ash On Europe's Future

    British writer and historian Timothy Garton Ash was in Brussels on March 16 to take part in the German Marshall Fund's annual forum of influential North American and European political, corporate, and intellectual leaders to discuss Euro-Atlantic issues. He spoke to RFE/RL correspondent Rikard Jozwiak about the future of Europe. RFE/RL: Does it still make sense for the European Union to push for further eastern enlargement? Timothy Garton Ash: It is essential. Strategically, for the future of the European Union, with a dwindling share of world population and the world economy, and bad demography, certainly in Western Europe, we need further enlargement, including in my view Ukraine and Turkey, which are the two big ones....

  • Originally published 03/28/2017

    Europe is Alive and Well

    Steve Hochstadt

    Europe is good. Three times as many Europeans as Americans trust their national legislatures. One-sixth as many Europeans as Americans are in jail, probably related to the fact that one-fifth as many murders occur. Health care is universal and Europeans live longer. According to the “World Happiness Report”, Europeans are the happiest people in the world. Americans do pretty well, too, ranking 14th, about the same as Germans.