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    EU global strategy: ‘We must be ready to go beyond NATO’
    Jun28

    EU global strategy: ‘We must be ready to go beyond NATO’

    Europe must be able to develop its own military autonomy by going beyond NATO, says a new foreign policy and security proposal to be presented Tuesday to European leaders. “When it comes to collective defense, NATO remains the primary framework for most member states” but “as Europeans we must take greater responsibility for our security,” states...

    Why the new nationalists are taking over
    Jun28

    Why the new nationalists are taking over

    It’s time to acknowledge that Donald Trump and Boris Johnson have far more in common than funny hair, and that the movement once known as conservatism—to which both men retain only the barest connection—is taking on a new form, that of an unabashed, xenophobic nationalism. Trump and Johnson have tapped into a profound trend in world...

    Poland mourns Brexit
    Jun28

    Poland mourns Brexit

    WARSAW — When Poland’s new government laid out its foreign policy priorities, there wasn’t much question who was the country’s leading EU partner. “In the first place, the United Kingdom,” Witold Waszczykowski, the foreign minister, said in a January speech to the Polish parliament, saying that the two countries had a “common...

    Angela Merkel takes center stage on Brexit
    Jun27

    Angela Merkel takes center stage on Brexit

    As Britain’s political chaos veered into a fourth uncertain day, and the pound and markets continued their tumble, a familiar figure in Europe stepped into the foreground on Monday to attempt to provide some clarity on the days and months to come after last week’s shocking Brexit referendum. Once again, as during the Greek debt crisis...

    Brussels bickers over Brexit
    Jun26

    Brussels bickers over Brexit

    Continental dividing lines over Brexit came into sharper focus this weekend, revealing disagreements among leading political players over how to manage a divorce with the U.K. On the one side are hawks, or to some the bad cops, in the form of the presidents of the European Commission and Parliament — Jean-Claude Juncker and Martin Schulz — along...

    Mogherini shakes up staff, mission
    Jun23

    Mogherini shakes up staff, mission

    Following a couple of unexpected and high-profile departures from the EU’s fledgling diplomatic service, its ambitious chief, Federica Mogherini, has moved fast to put her stamp on the institution and articulate a clearer vision for it and Europe’s foreign policy. But the upheavals at the European External Action Service, a kind of EU...

    The day after Britain votes
    Jun22

    The day after Britain votes

    When David Cameron honored his pledge to hold a referendum on Europe following an unexpectedly resounding election triumph last year, the choice put before British voters was roughly this: Keep the status quo ante or leap into an unknown. At some point in the last few months, status quo came off the ballot. Whether the U.K. stays or not after...

    How Europe will break on Brexit
    Jun22

    How Europe will break on Brexit

    The whole world will be watching Friday morning for fallout from Britain’s referendum on EU membership. A U.K. vote to leave will almost certainly have serious consequences on everything from financial markets to European policy decisions to political careers to the stability of the bloc. Politicians and diplomats from across Europe told...

    EU takes first step toward extending Russia sanctions
    Jun21

    EU takes first step toward extending Russia sanctions

    Ambassadors of the EU’s 28 countries agreed on Tuesday to extend economic sanctions against Russia for another six months, diplomatic sources told POLITICO, though the decision still needs to be officially approved by ministers in the Council, and France, the U.K. and Sweden want to discuss the extension with national parliamentarians. An...

    New Western frontier, conquered by China
    Jun20

    New Western frontier, conquered by China

    KHORGAS, China — The world’s lost cities have all been unearthed. The modern-day equivalent — fulfilling an age-old desire to stand in a place wholly unknown to others — is a city built so recently that few have even heard of it. The Chinese town of Khorgas, on the border with Kazakhstan and a strategic crossroads along the new Silk Road,...

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