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Of Drones and Overseas Military Bases: The New Face of the War on Terror

Of Drones and Overseas Military Bases: The New Face of the War on Terror

In the summer of 2016, thousands of German citizens stood outside of Ramstein Air Base to protest U.S. drone strikes conducted from there.

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Italy and the Consequences of the “No” Vote

Italy and the Consequences of the “No” Vote

Italy voted “No” to the national referendum on December 4th resulting in important economic and political consequences for the nation and the European Union.

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Eastern Europe’s Duplicitous Tango with Moscow and Brussels

Eastern Europe’s Duplicitous Tango with Moscow and Brussels

Far from having strong ideological persuasions one way or the other, Eastern Europe’s leaders exploit cultural divides inside their countries for short-term political gain.

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What Saakashvili’s Resignation Means for Ukraine’s Future?

What Saakashvili’s Resignation Means for Ukraine’s Future?

The decision may symbolize the increasingly anti-reformist environment in Ukraine and the likely failure of promises spearheaded during the 2014 Euromaidan.

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Military Power Europe: A Contradiction in Terms?

Military Power Europe: A Contradiction in Terms?

The EU’s foreign policy mostly relies on soft power. However, European leaders are suggesting a more proactive role for the EU as a global military power.

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Central and Eastern Europe at odds with Brussels

Central and Eastern Europe at odds with Brussels

The refugee crisis revealed the extent of the ideological parting of ways between old and new Europe.

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Prague’s Terrorist Perils

Prague’s Terrorist Perils

In late August, Martin Konvicka, a Czech anti-immigrant nationalist planned and staged a fake ISIS assault in the middle Prague’s Old Town Square.

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Six Events that Will Shape Europe in the Next 9 Months

Six Events that Will Shape Europe in the Next 9 Months

Europe faces a string of political and financial events that may lead to further instability in a region already battered by the effects of multiple crises.

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Brexit’s Varied Lessons

Brexit’s Varied Lessons

Enough time has passed since Britain’s vote to leave the EU for the political consequences to be felt, and for analysts to register their post-mortems.

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String of Attacks Increases Risk of Anti-Refugee Sentiments in Germany

String of Attacks Increases Risk of Anti-Refugee Sentiments in Germany

The latest string of violence increases risk of anti-migrant feelings and political tensions as Merkel is weakened by the refugee crisis.

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Britain after Brexit: Potential for a Global Network

Britain after Brexit: Potential for a Global Network

Britain, along with Japan, Canada, Australia, Korea and Norway could create a network of safe and neutral financial and service havens: the G4N.

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Brexit and Scexit: A Chance rather than Failure

Brexit and Scexit: A Chance rather than Failure

Subjects of the British Queen decided to leave the European Union. Brexit and Scexit could be right decisions while accession to the EU was a mistake.

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A Founding Father Looks at Brexit

A Founding Father Looks at Brexit

What would Alexander Hamilton have to say about Brexit?

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Belarus: The Other Problem on Europe’s Eastern Border

Belarus: The Other Problem on Europe’s Eastern Border

Near the Lithuanian border is the site of Belarus’ newest nuclear reactor, due to be completed in 2018 with opaque Russian funding.

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As a Military Power, Britain Still Matters

As a Military Power, Britain Still Matters

Despite defense spending cuts and a greater reluctance to use military force, Britain remains a key player in international security.

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