The Americans were certainly hoping against the dramatic developments of the past weeks, but they must also feel somewhat vindicated.
Regarding the crisis in the Middle East — Syria in particular — relationships between key international spokespeople seem to be headed toward a state of imbalance that carries multiple risks. Russia, NATO and the European Union need to start a dialogue, but this could become increasingly difficult after the recent [Read more]
The West can defeat the Islamic State group if it drives up the cost of terrorism — and if Germany helps the French.
While the United States attempts to make peace with the European Union on the sensitive topic of protecting personal data, on Wednesday, Sept. 23, the European court dealt a blow to the agreements with the United States. Advocate General of the European Court of Justice Yves Bot concluded that an EU member state may [Read more]
For more than a year, hundreds of millions of men, women and children, both young and old, mainly from Eritrea, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria and Libya, have been playing their part in the largest exodus ever witnessed. They are arriving at the European Union’s borders, fleeing wars, persecution and poverty, in [Read more]
<i>Xenophobia grows when the money dries up.</i>
As thousands of migrants pour into Europe, Brussels is doing everything within its limited power to defuse the crisis. Nevertheless, it seems Europe has never been more divided and apathetic. In addition to high unemployment, demographic decline, the disappearance of [Read more]
Donald Trump and Alexis Tsipras could not be more different. Trump is the famous septuagenarian from the United States whose fortune Forbes magazine estimates at more than $4 billion ("Lies! I'm worth more than 10 billion," he says). Tsipras, 40 years old, is the leader of the Coalition of the Radical Left (Syriza) and [Read more]
If inequality is unjust, threatens democracy and hurts the economy, why do we talk about it so little?