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Europe's Mess
The Paradox of Renzi’s Referendum Defeat

A “No” vote many thought would strike a serious blow against the EU may have been more of a stay of execution. But that does not mean any of Europe’s underlying problems have gone away.

Trumpquake Cont'd.
Coal in Brussels’ Stocking in Early December?

Early next month, two pivotal votes will happen in Europe on the very same day. The establishment is worried.

Spy vs. Spy
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Did Moscow Botch a Coup in Montenegro?

A murky tale of spycraft, diplomacy and intrigue in the Balkans suggests that Russia’s secret services are ratcheting up their efforts to an unprecedented degree.

Interview
Putin’s “Compatriots”

How Moscow manipulates the Russian diaspora in Eastern Europe to gain influence and sometimes territory.

Pipeline Politics
What TurkStream Means

Turkey gets discount gas, but Russia gets to turn the screws on Ukraine while securing its hold on the European market—for now.

Pipeline Politics
Why Is Gazprom So Intent on Nord Stream 2?

It’s a big geopolitical gamble, with huge potential upsides for the Kremlin.

Not Down With TPP
Trade Deal Faces Headwinds in Japan

As America gets nervous about trade, Asian leaders start to feel pushback at home.

Migrant Backlash
The Next Referendum on Merkel’s Migrant Policies

The AfD is surging ahead of a vote in Berlin.

Universalism vs. Pragmatism
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Orban Doubles Down on Migrant Hard Line

Hungary’s PM stance on migrants has long given Brussels the vapors. His doubling down points to real trouble ahead for the EU.

The Sanctions Dance
The Battle Lines are Being Drawn

Putin’s threat of violence is triggering an appeasement reflex across European capitals: Slovakia’s Fico says EU sanctions on Russia should be lifted.

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illiberalism

Tribalism on one side strengthens tribalism on the other.

A Setback?

Austria’s far-right Freedom Party suffered a defeat at the polls on Sunday. But the country’s next parliamentary could come sooner than most expect, offering the populists another chance.

Europe's Mess

A “No” vote many thought would strike a serious blow against the EU may have been more of a stay of execution. But that does not mean any of Europe’s underlying problems have gone away.

Budget Battles

Many of the nation’s top military brass have Putin on their minds when looking at the 2018 defense budget.

democracy and its discontents

The outcome of the election made the public more supportive of America’s idiosyncratic election system overall.

Consequences

Yet more proof that the only way to assure good treatment for refugees is to do everything to prevent their displacement in the first place.

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