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Prominent Europeans Call For Change In Approach To EU Foreign Policy

mentioning Timothy Garton Ashvia The Sofia Globe
Monday, July 22, 2019

This is the text of an open letter signed by more than 60 prominent Europeans, all Council Members of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), calling on the new EU leadership team, who will take over in late 2019, to understand the challenge that confronts them and receive the tools they need from EU governments to change Europe’s approach to foreign policy.

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The Fightback For Liberal Britain Begins Here. Jo Swinson Can Lead It

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Monday, July 22, 2019

Brexit gives the new Lib Dem leader a unique opportunity. She must now channel the best of her party’s traditions and make new alliances.

Analysis and Commentary

Why The EU Lost Middle England

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, July 22, 2019

Brexit isn’t rooted in ‘emotion’ but in a quiet sense of civilization evident in a village church.

Analysis and Commentary

The Ghost Of Weimar Germany Is Only A Ghost

by Josef Joffevia The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, July 21, 2019

A political assassination renews fears, but the far right remains weak, disorganized and isolated.

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Yes, Dictators Are Ascendant. But People All Over The World Are Fighting Back.

quoting Larry Diamondvia The Washington Post
Sunday, July 21, 2019

By now it’s old news that the world is living through a retreat of democracy. For a dozen consecutive years, the number of countries where liberty has declined has exceeded those where it has expanded, according to Freedom House. Autocrats are stepping up repression; populist movements are rising in Europe and the United States. China and Russia are offering new models of high-tech dictatorship.

Analysis and Commentary

The Nutrition Challenge

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Project Syndicate
Thursday, July 18, 2019

Additional investments in early childhood nutrition are crucial, and should be a high priority for donor and recipient governments, multilateral development organizations, and philanthropic foundations. The case for such spending is clear, and the payoffs will almost certainly be enormous.

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Ilhan Omar Lets Rip Another Outburst Of Anti-Semitism

quoting Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Clarion Project
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Congresswomen Ilhan Omar let rip another outburst of anti-Semitism this weekend at a conference in Philadelphia where she was speaking. Congresswomen Ilhan Omar let rip another outburst of anti-Semitism this weekend at a conference in Philadelphia where she was speaking. Commenting at the Netroots Conference on “the situation in Palestine,” Omar declared, “What we are doing now is having hypocrisy in not celebrating non-violent movements there and condemning it [sic].”

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Pacific Century: Hong Kong, The G-20, And The North Korea Visit: Sound And Fury Signifying?

interview with Michael R. Auslin, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Friday, July 12, 2019

The US appears to make diplomatic progress with China on trade and North Korea on nuclear weapons, but did it?

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Area 45: The US-UK “Special Relationship” With Andrew Roberts

interview with Andrew Robertsvia Area 45
Friday, July 12, 2019

Is the US-UK relationship on shaky ground?

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Newly-Elected European Parliament Arrives In Strasbourg, Confronted With Challenges

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia Euro News
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

As newly-elected MEPs made their way to Strasbourg this week, they have been confronted with the reality of a more fragmented European Parliament.

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The Working Group on Foreign Policy and Grand Strategy explores an array of foreign policy topics to develop orienting principles about the most important policy challenges that face the United States.
 
 

The Arctic Security Initiative addresses the strategic and security implications of increased Arctic activity and identifies opportunities for shaping a safe, secure, and prosperous Arctic.