Western Europe

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    EU Membership Applications for Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova

    • Richard Youngs
    • May 16, 2022
    • EuropeChats (Trans European Policy Studies Association)

    Three countries (Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova) are working their way towards accession to the EU, their clear European choice a thorn in Russia's side. In an effort to extend his sphere of influence, Russian President Vladimir Putin is de-facto occupying territory in all three countries.

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    What Do the UK Local Election Results Mean?

    Age and education have largely determined British votes in the recent local elections. Looking at the big parties’ race, the main question is whether past trends will hold in the run-up to the general election.

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    Europe Mulls Oil Ban, Russia’s Victory Day, and US-Saudi Relations

    • Kim Ghattas
    • May 06, 2022
    • World Review with Ivo Daalder podcast

    For various reasons countries like Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the UAE have felt like they had to hedge their bets and try to maintain a neutral stance.

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    War in Ukraine Exposes Food System Flaws

    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is raising prices for food and energy supplies, which may trigger huge crises around the world. In an era of climate change and disruption, there is an urgent need for a systemic rethinking of how to address food production on the global scale.

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    What an Election in Slovenia Could Mean for Europe

    Slovenian voters had enough. They had enough of the kind of creeping populism, a kind of creeping authoritarianism that used the democratic system to kind of consolidate Jansa's power. They got fed up of the corruption.

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    The Age of The Strongman Leader

    A trend in twenty-first century politics is the rise of populist and authoritarian leaders, including in so-called democratic countries. From reassurance to intimidation, the world's strongmen share many characteristics and tactics.

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    War in Ukraine – Views from the EU and its Wider Neighbourhood

    The Biden administration had been working to towards repairing the relationship with Europeans and this was enormously accelerated by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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    Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: A Game Changing Week

    Tolerating the torture and killings in Bucha, Borodyanka, and Kramatorsk is a danger to European democracy. Documenting these war crimes, along with changing Germany’s attitude toward appeasement, is one way the EU can actively support Ukraine.

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    Of Militias and Mercedes-Benzes

    The how, why, and everything that can go wrong when we arm the world.

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    Biden Goes to NATO

    This is a very narrow lane of supporting Ukraine but hopefully not escalating the war.

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