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One To Watch: Spain’s new PM Pedro Sanchez

One To Watch: Spain’s new PM Pedro Sanchez

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Disagreements on Eurozone reform impact economic outlook

Disagreements on Eurozone reform impact economic outlook

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Theresa May’s evolving Brexit strategy

Theresa May’s evolving Brexit strategy

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Brexit Makes Trump’s Wall More Likely

Brexit Makes Trump’s Wall More Likely

The outcome of the Brexit vote is a harbinger of a pivoting away from the globalization process and the strengthening of supranational institutions.

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The UK’s Innate Conservatism will Prevent an EU Exit

The UK’s Innate Conservatism will Prevent an EU Exit

While the UK is prepared to experiment with its political and economic system, sudden, drastic changes are not welcomed: a gradualist approach is preferred.

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Causeway Bay Incident: Swedish Diplomacy under Challenge

Causeway Bay Incident: Swedish Diplomacy under Challenge

The Causeway Bay Bookstore incident and Beijing's response has posed a serious challenge to Sweden's "human rights diplomacy."

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UK Referendum: Could Britain Leave the EU?

UK Referendum: Could Britain Leave the EU?

The best argument against Brexit is that one cannot fully tell what the effects of the UK leaving the EU would be as no member state has ever left the union before. However, there is certainly the feeling that the EU and UK would go through a messy divorce.

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For Britain the Road to China Runs Through Europe

For Britain the Road to China Runs Through Europe

By choosing the European route instead of the bilateral one to negotiate its trading relationship with Beijing the UK maximizes its leverage with both its European partners and China, which is useful for a medium-sized ex-colonial power.

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France’s Fascination with the Far Right

France’s Fascination with the Far Right

Marine Le Pen is a savvier speaker than her firebrand father, but the National Front still embodies a xenophobic, racist, and anti-Semitic movement that seeks to lead France out of Europe and back down the road of narrow-minded populism.

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China’s Relationship with Germany and the High Euro

China’s Relationship with Germany and the High Euro

China's economy is slowing down. What does that mean for Germany?

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Britain’s Bold and Blistered Year on Human Rights

Britain’s Bold and Blistered Year on Human Rights

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Transatlantic Snooping – National versus transatlantic interests

Transatlantic Snooping – National versus transatlantic interests

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Miranda Writes: Guardian vs. Government

Miranda Writes: Guardian vs. Government

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Revisiting the Shoah

Revisiting the Shoah

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French national mood

French national mood

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