Tag Archives: Europe

Stand-off in Crimea: Cui Bono?

It seems there has been no Russia watcher left in the world who has not opined on Vladimir Putin’s swift and not so covert moves in the Crimea, pondering: “who’s to blame and what to do?” In times like these it is also as customary for analysts of international affairs to wonder “to whose benefit?” Yet this question remains open even though some of the Western diplomats are already calling the current standoff the biggest crisis in Europe of the 21st century. Continue reading >

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How Obama Can Win a European Free-Trade Deal

By Ben W. Heineman, Jr. (This article first appeared on TheAtlantic.com, where Ben Heineman is a frequent contributor) The contrast was striking. In his State of the Union address, President Obama buried the start of a U.S.-E.U. free trade negotiations … Continue reading >

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Why Europe Still Matters

By Nicholas Burns (This is an excerpt from my latest Boston Globe column on Friday, March 30. See that piece for a longer assessment of these challenges.) At a recent conference in Brussels sponsored by the German Marshall Fund, I heard from … Continue reading >

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The Threat from Europe

By Joseph S. Nye The recovery of the American economy has slowed, and the collapse of the Euro  — a financial crisis in Europe — could tip the United States into the feared double dip of recession. Ironically for the … Continue reading >

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Responding to Steve Walt’s Response

By Richard N. Rosecrance Adjunct Professor and Senior Fellow, International Security Program; Director, Project on U.S.-China Relations, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs My colleague Steve Walt and I agree that we may need a balance of power against … Continue reading >

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The Coming Erosion of Europe?

By Richard N. Rosecrance Adjunct Professor and Senior Fellow, International Security Program; Director, Project on U.S.-China Relations, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs My esteemed colleague Stephen Walt has consigned the European Union to the trash heap of history … Continue reading >

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