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Europe’s Geopolitical Confusion

Those calling for a more “geopolitical” European Union rarely define exactly what that means.

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Hans Kundnani
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Meloni’s Complicated Victory

Giorgia Meloni and her Brothers of Italy have won big–but not big enough to easily change Italy’s democratic path. Nonetheless, her new government may well be tempted to seek close relations with Poland and Hungary and join their struggle with Brussels.

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Tonia Mastrobuoni
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The Great Disruptor

Boris Johnson relishes his role as Mr. Unpredictable when it comes to the United Kingdom’s foreign relations. Other countries will have to get used to the mayhem.

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John Kampfner
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China’s Shadow over Germany’s “New Era”

Even if Chinas pro-Moscow stance on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is not set in stone, it cannot be without consequences for Germanys new China strategy.

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Mikko Huotari
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Hungary in the Spotlight

The opposition in Hungary had seemed to be losing momentum, but a recent corruption scandal has damaged the ruling Fidesz party. Will it be enough to unseat longtime Prime Minister Viktor Orbán?

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Ani Horvath
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Afghanistan, AUKUS, and Albion

Forget about the UK’s soul searching about Afghanistan—to the EU’s surprise, AUKUS seems to show that Global Britain can deliver. This raises tricky questions for European defense.

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Claudia Major
Nicolai von Ondarza
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Learning the Tough Lessons of Vaccine Geopolitics

Within a few weeks the EU will have vaccinated the same share of its population as the United States and the United Kingdom. But Brussels will not forget the vaccine-hoarding behavior of the EU’s Western allies.

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Dave Keating
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The Invisible Battle for Russia’s Future

There are homegrown democrats in Russia who do not automatically sympathize with the West. They rarely make the headlines, but they could be instrumental in leading the country to change from the top. 

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Kadri Liik
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A Daunting Agenda for Brexit Britain

The United Kingdom finally has its Brexit deal but the real challenges lie ahead, both at home and abroad.

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Anand Menon
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Angela Merkel's Final Year

Angela Merkel is entering the last lap of her chancellorship. When she leaves office, she will have spent 16 years at the helm of Europe’s most powerful country, yet her legacy remains strangely elusive.

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Constanze Stelzenmüller
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