A World of Constraints


July 7, 2016 A leader’s potential actions are far more limited than one would think.

Europe Prepares to Face Its New Reality


July 6, 2016 EU member states are increasingly acknowledging the bloc’s inability to deal with future crises.

EU Leaves Trade Deal Approval to Members


July 5, 2016 This shift indicates member states are taking back control over key decisions from the bloc.

A New Roadmap for Political Factions


July 5, 2016 “Nationalist” and “internationalist” might better describe current politics than “left” and “right.”

Is Brexit the End of the EU?

July 4, 2016

Signs of Trouble for Deutsche Bank


July 1, 2016  A crisis in Germany’s largest bank would be felt by financial markets worldwide.

Scotland the Lonely


June 30, 2016 After voting against independence two years ago, Edinburgh is now weighing its post-Brexit options.

Turkey Attack Linked to Islamic State in Central Asia

June 30, 2016 Uzbek and Kyrgyz suicide bombers show that IS has increased its influence in the volatile region.

Germany with Its Back Against a Wall


June 29, 2016 Berlin is willing to sacrifice any part of the EU except the free trade zone.

Turkey Shifts Again


June 28, 2016 It is in Ankara’s interest to keep Washington on its toes.

The EU Model and the Muslim World


June 27, 2016 After Brexit, the EU should not be seen as a model for unity between nation-states.

Brexit’s Impact on Italian Banks

June 27, 2016 The Italian government’s response to the crisis so far has been limited by EU regulations.