Theodoros Papadopoulos

Trump’s Trade Policy Is an Own Goal for American Consumers

President Donald J. Trump speaks to members of the public and media Oct. 11, 2017, in an aircraft hangar at the 193rd Special Operations Wing, Middletown, Pennsylvania. The president discussed his plans for tax reform at the event. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Tony Harp/Released)

President Trump underestimated the resolve of EU policymakers, and consumers worldwide are about to pay for it.

Another Border Dispute Refuses to Die in the Western Balkans

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Slovenia and Croatia’s border spat over the Bay of Piran doesn’t bode well for EU-directed conflict resolution in the Balkans.

Is the EU Finally Getting Tough on Smoking?

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New regulations targeting Big Tobacco are being rolled out throughout Europe.

Theresa May’s Gamble with the ECJ

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Brexit negotiations are now touching upon fundamental security questions to which Theresa May’s government has no real answers.

Could Crimea Return to Ukraine?

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The EU is banking on soft power to keep Ukraine and the Crimea together – and close to Europe.

Great Britain’s Dangerous Attitude Problem

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When it comes to dealing with the European Union and other trading partners, London would be well advised to show a greater willingness to compromise.

The Weakest Link in Trump’s War on Terror

Reaper extends range in Afghanistan, US air force, public domain https://www.defense.gov/Photos/Photo-Gallery?igphoto=2001327483

US counter-terrorism operations rely on a discrete network of military bases around the world. How will these facilities fare under the Trump administration?

NATO Tested on Both Sides of the Atlantic

NEW YORK (Nov. 10, 2016) -- USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) sails past the Statue of Liberty as it enters New York Harbor prior to Veterans Week NYC 2016 which honors the service of all our nation’s veterans. The approximately 1,000 Sailors and more than 100 Marines on board Iwo Jima will participate in a number of events throughout the city, including the Veterans Day parade Nov. 11. The ship recently returned from the humanitarian assistance mission to Haiti in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew #USNavy #NYC #VeteransDay #NeverForget (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Carla Giglio/Released)

NATO is broken, but not for the reasons Trump thinks.

Russia’s Trojan Horse Strategy in Europe

Is Russian policy in Europe a Trojan horse?

If we have entered into a new Cold War, Russia is already winning it in Europe.

Greek Bailouts: From Impasse to Breakthrough and Back Again

DAVOS/SWITZERLAND, 26JAN13 - Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington DC; World Economic Forum Foundation Board Member is seen during the Session 'The Global Economic Outlook' at the Annual Meeting 2013 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 26, 2013.. . Copyright by World Economic Forum. . swiss-image.ch/Photo Moritz Hager

A sense of déjà vu has descended on talks over the next tranche of bailout funding for Greece.

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