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The grand turning point
The summer of 2018 will possibly mark a turning point in international relations. Developments in American policy, brutally highlighted by a "take-it-or-leave-it" president is nothing new. They are part of the same basic trend as Brexit, the emergence of populist regimes in Europe, the...
NATO without the USA?
The President of the United States of America is increasingly violent in his criticism of the European Union. He is attacking it for its trade policy, is threatening it from the military point of view, and makes no bones about destabilising it. It is irksome to him in the international arena. He...
France, Germany: a crucial meeting
Never has Germany and France's responsibility for Europe been on the line as it is now. The States of Europe are being drawn towards extremes and with their domestic debate in turmoil, traditional politics lies in tatters. Built with the aim of reconciling those against whom all the odds were...
Europe : The Proof of Strength
The European Union is the opposite of an empire. Built against the use of force on the continent it has perfectly succeeded in appeasing and civilising to the point that many Europeans now have a real aversion to it. But the world has not developed everywhere in the same way as Europe, neither have...