Merkel, Muslims and the Problem of Multiculturalism

Dec. 15, 2015 Why German Chancellor Angela Merkel called multiculturalism a sham and how Europe’s definition is different to the United States.

US Strategy Towards Russia and Turkey

Dec. 15, 2015 The U.S. is holding simultaneous high-level talks in Turkey and Russia, however, the negotiations will highlight the diverging priorities of the Americans and the regional powers in the Middle East.

The French Election and the National Front

Dec. 14, 2015 While the media is portraying the French election result as an unmitigated disaster for the National Front, we can say it was a mitigated disaster.

Italy’s Banking Woes

Dec. 14, 2015 The country may clash with the European Union over its plans to compensate some bondholders for their financial losses, following the restructuring of four small banks.

National Front’s Impact on French Regional Elections

Dec. 13, 2015 Despite failing to win control in any single region, the National Front had a significant impact on the French regional elections and will continue to be a major player in French politics.

The Future of the Schengen Zone

Dec. 12, 2015 There are increasing indications that the Schengen zone will not survive in a fragmented Europe, at least not in its current form, and this could lead to negative impacts on trade and tourism.

Risk of a Financial Crisis in Italy Increases

Dec. 11, 2015 The Italian banking system is in serious trouble and the failure of these four banks is simply the tip of the iceberg.

Greek Funding Negotiations

Dec. 11, 2015 As Greece negotiates the release of its next round of funding, indications are growing that the country is falling behind on the terms of its third bailout agreement.

Army Reforms in China

Dec. 11, 2015 The Chinese government has started implementing changes to the People’s Liberation Army, in an attempt to centralize power in Beijing.

Merkel, Time Magazine and Our Take on Why She Deserved the...

Dec. 10, 2015 German Chancellor Angela Merkel is deserving of Time’s “Person on the Year” award because of the way she has managed an impossible and ultimately insoluble problem.

Thinking About the Arabs in History

Dec. 9, 2015 As the strength of many Arab states deteriorates, it may not be possible to think of the Arab world as a whole anymore.

The IMF and Geopolitics

Dec. 9, 2015 With new fault lines emerging in Europe as a result of the debt crisis in Greece, the Ukraine issue and other conflicts, the International Monetary Fund has increasingly moved toward furthering Western geopolitical goals.