Nostalgia for NATO
George Friedman | 08 May 2013 |
tags: European identity, European Union, NATO
When the West had a common enemy in the Soviet Union, it was united. Now Europe is fragmenting once again into quarrelling rivals.
The Cyprus bailout: a disturbing precedent
George Friedman | 27 March 2013 |
tags: Cyprus bailout, European Union, Germany
European policy makers have broken a barrier that has been in place since the 1930s.
2013: A year of decision for Europe
George Friedman | 04 January 2013 |
The definition of the European problem must move beyond the financial crisis to the social consequences of that crisis.
Only 60 years overdue
Margriet Krijtenburg | 19 October 2012 |
Despite its critics in the Anglosphere, the European Union has been a great force for peace after centuries of strife. It deserves its Nobel Peace Prize.
Financial markets, politics and the new reality
George Friedman | 09 August 2012 |
After the global financial crisis, it is clear that our economic system is not a machine but a political compact.
The futility of European elections
George Friedman | 20 June 2012 |
tags: European Union, Eurozone, financial crisis
The results of the recent Greek election are indecisive, but they represent how shaky the consensus on the Eurozone is.
Are bureaucrats the salvation of Europe?
George Friedman | 13 June 2012 |
Bringing the cycle of endless financial crises to an end may mean surrendering sovereignty to Eurotechnocrats.
Germany faces tough decisions in Europe’s debt crisis
George Friedman | 01 February 2012 |
tags: debt crisis, European Union, Germany, Stratfor
The Germans hold many cards, and that's their problem.
Europe’s crisis: unification without a unifying spirit
Margriet Krijtenburg | 21 December 2011 |
tags: European Union
A founding father of the EU would not be surprised at the problems it is facing.
Europe’s crisis lies beyond finance
George Friedman | 16 November 2011 |
tags: European Union
Racial and ethnic tensions combined with economic austerity and a sense of betrayal toward the elite could create an explosive mixture.
National politics returns to Europe
George Friedman | 09 November 2011 |
tags: European identity, European Union, Stratfor
The Americans have gone, the Germans are back and European international politics is bubbling up to the surface.
A setback for embryonic stem cell research
Michael Cook | 21 October 2011 |
tags: European Union, human ecology, stem cells
A milestone case in the European Court of Justice may signal a new direction in campaigns against human embryo research.
Nightmares of Europe’s past
George Friedman | 15 September 2011 |
tags: debt crisis, European Union, nationalism, Stratfor
After World War II, Europe tried to kill off nationalism by drawing countries into a prosperous EU. Will the debt crisis revive it?
Fundamental rights - or fundamental confusion?
Gudrun Kugler | 07 May 2011 |
tags: discrimination, European Union, human rights
Voicing an opinion at a human rights forum can be a scary business.
What are the odds on the Euro’s survival?
Peter Zeihan | 22 December 2010 |
tags: debt crisis, European Union, Stratfor
The debt crisis has exposed fundamental weaknesses in the European Union.