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Month: January 2017

Si vis pacem, para bellum?

In the context of an ever more dangerous geopolitical environment, a stronger and more binding European integration centred around the External Security and Defence Policy could improve Member States’ security. For that to happen, Member States must introduce tangible, qualitative steps to increase common decision-making and solidarity in their Common Security and Defence Policy. In …

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The Sorcerer and the Apprentice? Geert Wilders in the Wake of Trump’s Victory

Donald Trump’s shock victory in the US presidential elections has led to an explosion of media speculation about a “populist surge” around the globe with eyes focused specifically on European countries slated for national elections in 2017. While France and Germany attract most attention, for obvious reasons, the Netherlands deserves a special place because of …

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Donald Trump and the Transatlantic Alliance

Trump’s view of allies and trade represents an existential threat to the transatlantic alliance. That threat comes less from the inconsistent policy positions he has taken in the campaigns than from some of his core beliefs that stretch back decades. Transatlantic relations have long been predictable, even boring. Even their dysfunctions and disputes are ritualised …

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The upending of American politics and the chance for Europe

After a bruising 18-month election cycle, the election of Donald Trump as the President of the USA sent shockwaves across the world. Trump sensed that for the first time in living memory there was greater fear of the American institutional establishment within the country’s borders than outside, and he exploited that fear. This led to …

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