Global Forecast (9-25-2018)


Sweden’s far-right might sneak into the Riksdag via the back door, Brexit gut-check time in the United Kingdom, and new hope for US-Turkey relations.

EU Salzburg Summit Sinks May’s Latest Brexit Plan

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The demise of Prime Minister May’s Chequers plan increases the odds of a hard Brexit.

Conservatives Never Wanted Brexit

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Brexit was never the Conservative Party’s idea. In fact, it was always one of its’ worst nightmares.

Hungarian Voters Deal a Blow to the European Union

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Viktor Orbán’s decisive election victory sets the stage for a long-delayed East-West battle over what lies at the heart of the European Union.

Lithuania’s Choice: Nuclear Safety or Spare Vehicle Parts

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Lithuania doesn’t need to rely on EU funding to advance key projects like Rail Baltica and decommissioning the Ignalina nuclear power plant.

Britain Continues to Grapple with the Post-Brexit Reality

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While transition negotiations flounder, the Brexit debate has coalesced into a simple question: Hard or soft?

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.

CDU-SPD Coalition Deal Reached in Germany

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After heaping concessions onto the final deal with the SPD, Angela Merkel might just get her fourth term as Germany’s chancellor.

Outlook 2018: Retrospective


Looking back on the major geopolitical trends of 2017.

A Brexit Blueprint for Turkey?

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Officials have recently floated the idea of a UK-EU ‘special deal’ serving as a blueprint for Turkey’s future relationship with the bloc.

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