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Andrew A. Michta
On Europe & Security
Rise of the Right
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Twilight of the Elites

The rise of the political right in Europe signals a potentially enduring change in public sentiment that could reorder the core tenets of the European project.

Terror in Paris
Will the West Mobilize to Defend Itself?

The Paris attacks are another wake-up call for the West. We need to protect our borders, meet the enemy where he lives, and remind ourselves of the values we stand for.

Poland’s Elections
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No, the Sky Isn’t Falling

The Law and Justice party’s sweeping victory in Poland will reshape the country’s politics, but predictions of a euroskeptic lurch are premature.

Ukraine & Syria
Putin’s Pianos

The largest audience for Putin’s Syrian concerto isn’t in the Middle East or the U.S. but in Europe.

The Schengen Wave
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Europe’s Immigration Problem Is Structural

Europe’s border-free internal zone, one of the EU’s most prized accomplishments, may yet fall as a result of the refugee crisis.

Leadership Crisis
A Stasis in Europe

Germany’s “Watchful Waiting” is the watchword for the Continent.

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The U.S. Should Invest in a Europe Strategy

Left to its own devices by the U.S., Europe has once again become a problem continent. The Transatlantic community needs to re-discover its common bonds in collective security.

Beware of Greeks Bearing Debts
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Grexit May Be Europe’s Teaching Moment

The unfolding Greek tragedy is about more than economics. It’s also about the EU’s democracy deficit.

Penny Wise & Pound Foolish
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Scrooged: Can NATO Be Fixed?

Russia annexes Crimea, invades Ukraine, menaces the Baltics. NATO responds with…defense spending cuts?

Requiem for a Policy
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After the Summit

With new EU memberships now essentially off the table, the EU’s Eastern Partnership is on its last legs.

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Crude Economics

And it’s (almost) all Libya’s fault. It’s a bad time to be a petrostate.

Ich Spy

The hypocrisy of Germany’s outrage to NSA spying is laid bare once more.

Scientific Method

And it’s sparked an acrimonious debate amongst scientists in the process.

A Messy Divorce

A year after the referendum, the path forward on Brexit looks murkier than ever.

Death of a Generation

Environmentalists, take note.

American Balkanization

The Golden States’s self-righteous “travel ban” sets a dangerous and destructive precedent.

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