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Ryan Bridges

Ryan Bridges
Ryan Bridges is an analyst at Geopolitical Futures. Before joining Geopolitical Futures, Mr. Bridges worked as an editor at Stratfor for seven years. His focus is on Europe, where he has traveled extensively. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas, where he studied political science with a minor in philosophy. He speaks some German.

What We’re Reading: Unity and Division in Italy and Vietnam

Weekly reviews of what’s on our bookshelves.

Another Truce in the EU-Italy Budget Feud

Bravado made way for compromise, just as it did last year.

Theresa May Announces Her Resignation

Her departure will change the tone but not the substance of Brexit talks.

Picking Sides: What Brexit Means for the UK, US and China

The controversy in London over the Huawei leak is about far more than technology.

Brexit’s Descent Into Chaos

With deadlines fast approaching, U.K. lawmakers are no closer to a way out of the EU.

Brexit: Between a Border Poll and a Backstop

In Brexit negotiations, the Irish question is proving the most difficult to answer.

Where Brexit Goes From Here

London may soon have two options again. This time, it’s no deal or no Brexit.

The UK and France: A Less Cordial Entente?

Despite the bumpy road to Brexit, we haven’t seen the end of French and British defense cooperation.

Macron, the Budget and the Yellow Vests

Placating the protesters could mean violating an EU budget rule – and compromising France’s leadership on the Continent.

Merkel’s Twilight Arrives

Angela Merkel’s legacy may not be all she hoped for – but her successor won’t have it much easier.

The EU Goes to Battle Over Italy’s Budget

Brussels can’t afford to look weak on its fiscal rules but lacks the means to enforce them. Its solution? Market pressure.