A Republic If You Can Keep It
Democratic illegitimacy in the United States and the rest of the world results more from political than economic discontent.
Hopping on a Sinking Ship?
Lithuania’s decision to join the euro this year was probably worth the cost, but don’t take it as a sign that the common currency is regaining its allure.
The EU’s Deafening Silence on Hong Kong’s Democratic Deficit
In 1997, the EU pledged its support to the “one country, two systems” formula and to Beijing’s promise to bring democratic elections to Hong Kong. Yet the EU has remained silent since the confrontation between Beijing and the pro-democracy activists began to grow hot this summer.
Europe’s Immigration Crisis
The rising numbers of new arrivals are putting a serious strain on Europe’s migration outposts and heating up the immigration debate across the EU.