Europe

¿Por qué los votantes irlandeses rechazaron el Tratado de Lisboa?
By June 19, 2008 Read More →

¿Por qué los votantes irlandeses rechazaron el Tratado de Lisboa?

Los votantes irlandeses dicen ‘No’ a las ambiciones de las elites políticas europeas, que desean que todos los 27 Estados Miembros de la Unión Europea ratifiquen el Tratado de Lisboa.

Why Irish Voters Rejected the Lisbon Treaty
By June 15, 2008 Read More →

Why Irish Voters Rejected the Lisbon Treaty

Irish voters said “No” to the superpower ambitions of European political elites, who want all 27 member-states of the European Union to ratify the Lisbon Treaty, which would turn the EU into a bureaucratic superstate.

Why France Wants to Rejoin NATO
By April 25, 2008 Read More →

Why France Wants to Rejoin NATO

French President Nicolas Sarkozy says he will decide by late 2008 or early 2009 whether France will fully rejoin the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

With ‘Old Europe’ Allies Like These…
By April 15, 2008 Read More →

With ‘Old Europe’ Allies Like These…

The recent NATO Summit in Romania showed why there is trouble ahead for transatlantic relations—no matter who occupies the White House next January.

What Europeans Are Saying About American Democracy
By January 30, 2008 Read More →

What Europeans Are Saying About American Democracy

The outcome of the US presidential election will affect the lives of millions of people around the world. So it’s probably not surprising that many Europeans are resentful that only Americans will have a say in it.

Anti-Americanism: It’s About American Power, Not Policy
By December 17, 2007 Read More →

Anti-Americanism: It’s About American Power, Not Policy

How can America improve its image abroad? Answers to this question are being bandied by all of the presidential hopefuls.

America Wake Up! Europe Wants to Be a Superpower
By October 24, 2007 Read More →

America Wake Up! Europe Wants to Be a Superpower

European Union leaders have reached agreement on a new treaty that many Europeans hope will transform the 27-nation bloc into a superpower capable of counter-balancing the United States in global affairs.

Why Europe Needs a Hard Power Reality Check
By October 17, 2007 Read More →

Why Europe Needs a Hard Power Reality Check

Europeans are hoping a new European Union treaty will help raise their profile in international affairs. This is unlikely to happen anytime soon.

Factor Miedo: Líbano y el estilo europeo del mantenimiento de la paz
By September 27, 2007 Read More →

Factor Miedo: Líbano y el estilo europeo del mantenimiento de la paz

La fuerza de paz de la ONU liderada por Europa en el Líbano, conocida como UNIFIL, es la prueba concluyente, si alguna era necesaria, de porque es poco probable que Europa vaya a ser una superpotencia global.

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Fear Factor: Lebanon and the European Way of Peacekeeping
By September 16, 2007 Read More →

Fear Factor: Lebanon and the European Way of Peacekeeping

The European-led United Nations peacekeeping force in Lebanon known as UNIFIL is proof positive, if any were needed, of why Europe is unlikely to ever be a global superpower.

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Why Russia Fears Transatlantic Missile Defense
By March 28, 2007 Read More →

Why Russia Fears Transatlantic Missile Defense

Poland and the Czech Republic are considering an American request to base elements of an anti-missile defense system on their territory.

Why Europe Won’t Be Running the 21st Century
By February 26, 2007 Read More →

Why Europe Won’t Be Running the 21st Century

Is Europe really destined to become a global superpower? A growing body of research says no.

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