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    The EU helps Israel oppress Palestinians
    Nov12

    The EU helps Israel oppress Palestinians

    Despite Israel’s descent into unmasked, right-wing extremism, particularly with the current escalation of its brutal occupation and repression, Europe remains largely complicit in supporting Israel’s occupation and violations of Palestinian rights, despite the empty rhetoric coming from the European Union. All the buzz in Brussels and...

    Glucksmann: The consummate contemporary
    Nov10

    Glucksmann: The consummate contemporary

    PARIS — Swirling around my head since this morning are the many André Glucksmanns that I have known. Caroming, they send me into zones of memory that I had not expected to revisit so soon. There is the handsome young man haranguing a group of 10 or so workers and students in an apartment on the Rue du Bourg-Tibourg in Paris in 1969 or 1970. The...

    ISIL takes to the air
    Nov08

    ISIL takes to the air

    Britain does a better job than most Western governments in denying terrorists the publicity they crave. Having, sadly, had more experience than other European countries in the matter, the Brits tend not to accept terrorist organization claims at face value, or provide the sensationalist responses that make terrorism an effective tactic. So it is...

    POLITICO Playbook Plus — Trading places — Danish drama — the Thatcher look
    Nov07

    POLITICO Playbook Plus — Trading places — Danish drama — the Thatcher look

    DANISH EUROCRITIC DERAILED IN MONEY SCANDAL: A year ago Morten Messerschmidt was riding high. More than 10 percent of Danish voters cast ballots for him in the 2014 European election, the third highest number of votes for a single candidate in all of Europe for that election. He promised to fix the EU and make it more transparent: “The EU is a...

    Growing up in the shadow of ‘Brother Putin’
    Nov06

    Growing up in the shadow of ‘Brother Putin’

    The latest hip-hop hit in Russia is a bass-speaker-shaking tribute to the ex-KGB officer who has ruled the country for over 15 years. “My best friend is Vladimir Putin,” raps Russian star Timati, in a slick video released in October in honor of Putin’s 63rd birthday. In the background, rappers in Putin masks chill on Red Square. “The whole...

    Old stereotypes, new insecurities
    Nov06

    Old stereotypes, new insecurities

    The crises Europe has faced since the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989, highlight the EU’s limits in working speedily together. But this is not to say we are unable to work together. The unprecedented and historic consensus in response to the grave violations of international law in the Anschluss of Crimea...

    Putin’s aviation nightmare
    Nov05

    Putin’s aviation nightmare

    Vladimir Putin must hate aviation. The tragic crash of a Russian airliner in Egypt last weekend, with mounting evidence of a terrorist attack by ISIL, is but the latest in a series of air disasters challenging the Kremlin over the last year. All of these have directly resulted from Moscow’s ever more aggressive foreign policy — in Ukraine,...

    Pentagon’s top Russia expert says her calls for tougher policy were overrruled
    Nov04

    Pentagon’s top Russia expert says her calls for tougher policy were overrruled

    The Pentagon’s former top Russia policy expert, who stepped down last week, says she worked behind the scenes to get the Obama administration to take a harder line with Moscow over its forays into Ukraine and Syria but was overruled — and remains concerned that Russian President Vladimir Putin will test the U.S. and its allies in other...

    Ukraine’s most popular politician
    Nov04

    Ukraine’s most popular politician

    ODESSA — Former Georgian President and current Odessa Governor Mikhail Saakashvili said he would be prepared to take on the premiership of Ukraine in order to turn the country into a bulwark against Kremlin expansionism in Europe. “I would like to take part in big changes and reforms, and in whatever capacity I can do it — I can do it,” he told...

    Inside the Pentagon’s fight over Russia
    Nov04

    Inside the Pentagon’s fight over Russia

    For those villagers eagerly snapping pictures on the side of a road in the Czech Republic in late September, the appearance of the line of U.S. “Stryker” armored fighting vehicles must have seemed more like a parade than a large-scale military operation. The movement of some 500-plus soldiers of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment from Vilsack in Bavaria to...

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