The loss of Britain allows France to properly balance the German centre of gravity. It will instead be based on France’s comparative advantages on the global stage.
Monthly Archives: May 2017
President Trump ensured his favor among the Saudi monarchy at the expense of a long-standing policy of the United StatesRead more
Germany Will Lose if Macron Fails, Hanz-Helmut Kotz, Project Syndicate “If Germany and Macron don’t find common ground, the costs to both will be massive.” Project Syndicate presents an informative analysis piece discussing future relations between the German and French economies. Germans are critical of Macron’s proposed economic plan, which embraces eurozone federalism. Yet Another Presidential Corruption Scandal in Brazil, Emily Tamkin, ForeignRead more
Moldova’s Proposed Electoral Change Is a Blow to Democracy. The EU Must Oppose It. Cristina Gherasimov, Chatham House Moldova has endured a domestic political crisis for some time. With the ruling party at historically low approval ratings and a slew of domestic corruption scandals, the post-Soviet country is at a watershed moment. Presently, Moldova runs the risk of jeopardizingRead more
How to Revive TTIP, Anthony Gardner, Politico Europe “We need to treat TTIP like a political campaign, not just a trade negotiation. Simple falsehoods peddled on social media trump complex truths, especially when these truths are packaged as dry studies” writes the former American ambassador to the European Union in this comprehensive argument for more open Transatlantic tradeRead more
The best policy analysis from around the wonky world, May 10h, 2017Read more
For the French election to prove anything but a brief respite from creeping far-right extremism, Mr. Macron will need to forge a legislative coalition within France, establish a strong partnership with other pro-EU leaders without, and above all deliver on the calls for fundamental reform which elevated him.Read more