EU Migrant Crisis

Call Them by Their Name—Fleeing Venezuelans are Refugees, not Migrants

VenezColomMarch, cc Flickr Policía Nacional de los colombianos, modified,

It’s time to invoke the Cartagena Declaration and provide Venezuelans stranded abroad with the legal protections and funding they need.

Italy: Still Part of the PIGS Club?

EUItalyFlag, CC Flickr Ed Uthman, modified,

Has austerity and EU intervention forestalled the possibility of a Greece-like repeat in Italy, or merely delayed it?

Global Forecast (03-08-2018)


A slog expected in Italian coalition talks, more details of President Trump’s tariffs come to light, and the Japanese economy didn’t have such a bad fourth quarter after all.

Italian Voters Turn on the Establishment

cc Niccolò Caranti, modified, wikicommons,

The Italian general election swept away the establishment without indicating what exactly should replace it.

Turkey: NATO’s Rogue Member State

A US Patriot missile system deployed in the Turkish city of Gaziantep in 2013. cc Flickr U.S. Army Europe, modified,

Is it time to consider kicking Turkey out of NATO?

CDU-SPD Coalition Deal Reached in Germany

cc Flickr SPD Schleswig-Holstein, modified,

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

It’s Time for Merkel to Go

MerkelEPP, cc Flickr European People's Party, modified,

By stepping down now, Angela Merkel can save the German establishment from the populist firestorm that threatens to consume it.

Takeaways from the European Defense Industry Summit

EUAP, cc Flickr William Murphy, modified,

Europe’s leaders are increasingly worried about their deteriorating external security environment, and their concern is starting to reflect in EU policy.

Global Forecast (11-28-2017)


Ireland’s government manages to hang on, a new hope in Germany’s coalition talks, and China’s coalition probe reverberates at the highest levels of the military.

The Long Story of Kurz: ‘Austria You will be Macronized’

cc Flickr Bundesministerium für Europa, Integration und Äußeres , modified,

Tracing the political rise of Austria’s Sebastian Kurz, the newest star of the European far-right.

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