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Berlin Congress of 1878 still in force in the Balkans

Where do the Balkans fit in Europe?  Paper argues little has changed since the Berlin Congress of 1878.  By Prof. Anis Bajrektarevic.  (05/11/2015)

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Charlie Hebdo, Xenophobia, and France's Colonial History

Reflections on the Charlie Hebdo attack and underlying issues in and about France.  By Timothy Aderman. (04/07/2015)

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GRI’s Weekly Risk Outlook - 03/16/2015

In this week’s GRI Risk Outlook: Nuclear talks with Iran,  possible increases in interest rates, Israeli PM Netanyahu faces reelection hiccups, and more. (Global Risk Outlook, 03/16/2015)

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IA-Forum Interview: Federiga Bindi

IA Forum discusses issues concerning Italy with Federiga Bindi, Director of the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence and Jean Monnet Chair at the University of Rome Tor Vergata and visiting fellow at the Brookings Institute. By Valentine Pasquesoone. (03/22/2009)
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Growing Islamophobia heightens political risk for Europe

Amid the high tension in Europe, populist parties will use Islamophobia to increase their political influence. This troublesome trend will only bring about greater political risk for the continent. By Chris Solomon. (Global Risk Insights, 02/04/2015)

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GRI’s Weekly Risk Outlook - 01/26/2015

In this GRI Weekly Risk Outlook: ASEAN pushes for ‘code of conduct’ in South China Sea dispute, the Fed to maintain its current monetary policy stance, and the African Union and others attempt to broker an agreement in South Sudan. (Global Risk Insights, 01/28/2015). 

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Human Rights Violations Inside EU

Is the EU hypocritical concerning human rights? By H.E. Dr. Walter Schwimmer. (Modern Diplomacy, 01/20/2015)

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EU Court and Greek Elections May Block QE from the ECB

Will the ECB’s meeting on January 22nd will offer more than just talk from the bank or will Eurozone politics will get in the way? .By Luke Lott. (Global Risk Insights, 01/20/2015,  

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GRI’s Weekly Risk Outlook - 01/19/2015

Read about the ECB's QE program, US sanctions on Iran and more in this week's Global Risk Insight's Weekly Risk Outlook.  (Global Risk Insight, 01/19/2015)

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A Critical Assessment of the Impact of EU Membership on British Sovereignty

Paper explores positives and negatives about EU membership on British sovereignty. By Anna Roininen. (01/08/2015)

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The New EU Voting System – the Old West-East North-South Division

Paper analyzes Visegrad countries’ economic policies and general EU-policies. By Prof. Attila Marján. (12/31/2014)

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EU-China Trade Hampered by EU Divisions

The unbalanced China-EU business relationship can be seen as the outcome of a divided EU and an opportunistic China. But there is scope for improvement. By Nicolas Jenny. (Global Risk Insights, 12/21/2014)

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Kazakhstan Becomes Centrepiece in Eurasian Diplomacy

In a phase of declining oil prices and economic storm in neighbouring Russia, Kazakhstan has engaged in intense diplomatic activity with the West and other Central Asian countries. By Dr. Ernesto Gallo.  (Global Risk Insights, 12/17/2014) 

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25 years after 9/11 – How many Germanies should Europe have?

Europe, Germany, and Yugolslavia before and after the fall of the Berlin wall.  By Prof. Prof. Anis H. Bajrektarevic. (11/16/2014)

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EU = SU² - An ahistorical enterprise?

Did Europe change (after its own 9/11), or it only became more itself?  By Prof. Anis H. Bajrektarevic (06/30/2014)

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EDITORIALS
A Case for Rejecting Turkey's Bid to Join the EU

Negatives presented by Turkish policies outweigh the positives for admittance into the EU. By Bhavin Gupta. (04/30/2015)

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Was Ukrainian Crisis a result of NATO Eastward Expansion?

Ukraine is a primary comopent of Putin's concern against NATO’s expansion policy towards the CIS. By Sandeep Tripathi. (03/16/2015)

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Imperative of an EU-Russia Strategic Reset

It's time to rethink the EU-Russia relationship.  By Eirini Patsea. (03/09/2015)

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Denazification urgently needed in Europe

In light of the Charlie Hebdo attack, author reflects on the EU.  By Prof. Anis H. Bajrektarevic. (01/09/2014)

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Europe – the letzte Mensch or Übermensch, the new Byzantium or declining Rome

The recently released IMF’s World Economic Outlook brings discouraging news for many. What does it mean the Europe?  By Prof. Anis H. Bajrektarevic. (10/10/2014)

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Iran Nuclear Deal: On the way to political transformations or united for the political game?

What are the hopes for the Iran nuclear deal? By Serine Ayriyan. (12/15/2013)

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From Lisbon to Barcelona – all the forgotten EU instruments

Is multiculturalism dead in Europe? By Anis H. Bajrektarevic. (12/13/2012)
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Greece as a Failed State and Regional Security: Why the US should be looking closer

Author discusses importance of Agean Sea security and impacts from a failed Greek state. By Dr. Christos Kyrou. (05/08/2012)
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Wearing the burqa in France: questioning integration models for Muslim communities in Europe?

Author explores the complexity of the burqa issue in France. By Valentine Pasquesoone. (IA-Forum, 11/03/2009)
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The EU’s Promotion of “Regional Cooperation” in the South Caucasus – Modest but Ambitious

Exmanation of regional cooperative efforts in the South Caucasus and their potential effects. By Syuzanna Vasilyan. (02/28/2009)
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The Irish "No" of Hope

The argument that Ireland's "No" to the Lisbon treaty masks a lack of appreciation for the E.U.'s many benefits just doesn't cut it. Gratitude for past achievements cannot be a reason to tolerate present ineptitude. By Jens F. Laurson & George Pieler (First published at Forbes.com, 06/20/2008)
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Is the EU Reform Treaty in Danger of Going Nowhere Like Its Predecessor?

Author examines Ireland's rejection of the EU Lisbon Treaty and its ramifications. By Dale Mineshima-Lowe. (IA-Forum, 06/15/2008)
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Will the EU quit its expansion Cold Turkey?

Ideals tempered by Realpolitik have driven the idea that Turkey ought to be a member of the EU. But Europe's people no longer blindly follow their leaders on European matters. Turkey's membership may be the second notable victim of this paradigm-shift in EU politics. By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler (10/05/2007)
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Lost in the maize of precaution

In adopting the precautionary principle, the EU cast the adage “better safe than sorry” into rigid policy. “Precaution” made into principle may seem innocuous but carries plenty opportunity for abuse and nonsensical policy. By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler. (first published in The Hill, 08/1/2007)
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France's Spring Break Perpetuel

"Never, never aim legislative reforms at the retired or the young, particularly when the weather is warming up." Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler discuss the French student protests against the Contract première embauche. (first published on Tech Central Station, 04/26/2006)
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EU Misses Opportunity to Make Solid step towards the Creation of a Coherent Foreign Policy

Author argues that, in not addressing human rights abuses in Uzbekistan, the EU has missed an opportunity to be perceived as a key player in international affairs. By Jaclyn Jacobsen. (IA-Forum, 11/30/2005)
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