Geopolitics

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.

Posted in: Europe, Geopolitics
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.

Posted in: Europe, Geopolitics
España frente a la inmigración ilegal
By August 28, 2007 Read More →

España frente a la inmigración ilegal

El primer ministro español José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero merece un premio especial para la audaz transatlántica. Durante su reciente visita a México, él terminó la cena celebrada en su honor brindando al presidente mexicano Felipe Calderón con un ejemplo clásico del pontificado pos-moderno por el cual los izquierdistas españoles son tan famosos: “No hay pared […]

Posted in: Latin America, Spain
La política exterior española choca contra las rocas cubanas
By August 14, 2007 Read More →

La política exterior española choca contra las rocas cubanas

El primer ministro español José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero y sus principales asesores políticos de imagen han estado especialmente ocupados este verano. De hecho, han estado haciendo desesperadas rondas por las diversas cadenas de televisión nacional, intentando explicar a un público español cada vez más escéptico, por qué la política exterior “progresista” del gobierno socialista,que consiente […]

Spanish Foreign Policy Hits Rocks Over Cuba
By July 17, 2007 Read More →

Spanish Foreign Policy Hits Rocks Over Cuba

Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero and his political spin doctors have been especially busy this summer. Indeed, they have been making furious rounds on the national television talk show circuit, trying to explain to an increasingly skeptical Spanish public just why the Socialist government’s “progressive” foreign policy of coddling third world despots has […]

Spain’s Counter-Terrorism Policy Under Challenge by Al-Qaeda and ETA
By July 6, 2007 Read More →

Spain’s Counter-Terrorism Policy Under Challenge by Al-Qaeda and ETA

The Basque separatist group ETA said that it would end a 15-month cease-fire and resume its terrorist campaign “on all fronts to defend the Basque homeland.”

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.

Posted in: Europe, Geopolitics