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Angela Merkel in The Land of Smiles

Angela Merkel in The Land of Smiles

Germany’s elections are over. The winners and losers are clear, and the political landscape has changed profoundly. The real drama, however, occurred not among the country’s main parties but on the boundaries of the political spectrum. Chancellor Angela Merkel is celebrating a landslide victory, with her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) having fallen just short of […]

The Erosion of Europe

The Erosion of Europe

Just weeks ago, the worst of the financial crisis in Europe seemed to be over. Stability seemed to be returning. But appearances proved to be deceptive.…

Eclipse of British Reason

Eclipse of British Reason

When placed under too much strain, chains tend to break at the weakest link. Figuratively speaking, the same applies to the European Union. So most…

The Threat of German Amnesia

Europe’s situation is serious – very serious. Who would have thought that British Prime Minister David Cameron would call on eurozone governments to muster the…

Europeanising Europe

The eurozone is at the centre of the global financial crisis, because only there, in the realm of the second most important currency after the…

Which New Middle East?

Regardless of whether democratisation in the “new Middle East” succeeds or authoritarian forms of government prevail once again,…

Middle East Awakening

When the democratic revolt in Tunisia successfully ousted the old regime, the world reacted with amazement. Democracy from…

Merkel’s Fear of Europe

Ever since the global financial crisis erupted in September 2008, the European Union has been in turmoil. On…

The Risks of Withdrawl

Entering a war is easy; getting out of it is the hard part. That axiom is particularly true…

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