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In Europe's Shadow: Two Cold Wars and a Thirty-Year Journey Through Romania and Beyond | 02/11/16
Robert D. Kaplan
"What is Europe? Where is it going in this current crisis?" The answers are all here, from what Kaplan describes as the redivision of Europe into two Cold War halves over Russia's involvement in Ukraine, to the enduring importance of historical imperial borders, to Europe's urgent need for structural economic reform--and much more.
Romania: On the Edge of a Democratic Cliff? | 01/23/15
Responding to Teo Stan's article written just before Romania's November 2014 elections, Patrick Basham argues that unfortunately, Stan was over-optimistic. "On the ground in Romania, the opposite of Stan's forecast is happening. Democratic institutions are under threat and the forces of democracy are in retreat."
Modern Europe's Roma: Still Denied Social Justice | 08/02/14
Margareta Matache, Jacqueline Bhabha
Despite sustained EU efforts to develop a vigorous Roma inclusion policy, the vast majority of the 10–12 million strong European Roma remain severely marginalized, frequent targets of violence, and mired in entrenched poverty. How can we ensure that the EU does indeed become a fierce defender of human rights for all those who live within its borders?
Europe's Far Right Goes Mainstream: The Failure of Multiculturalism? | 03/21/12
Marlene Spoerri, Mladen Joksic
What explains the far right's resurgence across Europe? Despite the perceived failures of multiculturalism, the continent should do more to understand why xenophobia remains so compelling and why its immigrants continue to struggle to become European.
Transatlantic Relations After the G8 | 06/26/07
Lieven explores the increasing complexity of US-EU-Russian relations due to energy interdependence, stalled eastward expansion of the EU, and the overall diminished power of the West, the delicate balance making it more difficult to resolve issues in places like Kosovo and South Ossetia.