Jan Techau
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A Lingering Trauma
No Trust In Self, No Money For Defense

It’s neither pacifism, nor a proclivity to free-riderism, nor (strictly speaking) a sense of moral certainty that leads Germans to shirk their security responsibilities. It’s actually a profound psychological sense of self-doubt that’s to blame.

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European Disunion
Brexit Watch: Nasty Normal Europe

Brexit in all its banal futility shows a return to the normal nastiness of Europe, after a 70-year hiatus of borrowed stability paid for by America.

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