Europe

by / on January 5, 2014 at 10:59 am / in Europe, Winter 2013, World

The Far Right Hook

by “Oui, c’est l’Europe, depuis l’Atlantique jusqu’à l’Oural, c’est toute l’Europe, qui décidera du destin du monde.” “Yes, it is Europe, from the Atlantic to the Urals, it is Europe, it is the whole of Europe that will decide the fate of the world.” In 1959, at the founding of the Fifth Republic, the French president and statesman Charles de […]

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by / on January 5, 2014 at 10:58 am / in Europe, Winter 2013, World

The Nerd Who Came In From The Cold

by In one of the great scenes from the 1966 film The Battle of Algiers, after being confronted by a pool of Western reporters about the French army’s use of torture against Algerian insurgents, the French officer Mathieu poses a question of his own: “Should France stay in Algeria? If your answer is still yes, then you must accept all […]

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by / on March 27, 2013 at 1:13 am / in Europe, World

The Irish Curtain

by On December 3, 2012, the Belfast City Council in Northern Ireland voted to stop flying the British flag daily over its Victorian-style city hall building, ending a 106-year old tradition. Instead, the flag would be flown 18 days a year to correspond with specific occasions. Seeing this decision as an act of Irish Republican aggression, Pro-British Unionists rioted, attacking […]

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by / on March 26, 2013 at 7:08 pm / in Europe, Kyle Dontoh, Opinion, Web Columnists, World

Between a Rock and the Abyss

So, then, it seems that Cyprus has to swallow a very bitter pill, but, unlike the other options, it does not cause its hair to fall out or fail to address one symptom or another.

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by / on March 13, 2013 at 12:33 pm / in Europe, Opinion, World

The Future of Europe: Break up or federalism?

Either the eurozone moves to a federation or it eventually breaks up, bringing the world economy to its knees in the process. The choice is clear and the consequences of that choice could define our generation.

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by / on November 6, 2012 at 12:18 am / in Europe, Uncategorized, World

The Christian Right Angle

Christian identity ­– religiosity in its thin form – forms a crucial aspect of the European right wing that will not disappear with the resolution of immigration difficulties and instead continue to motivate the movement and inform its political orientations. But this thin Christianity also does not translate directly into policy.

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by / on November 6, 2012 at 12:09 am / in Europe, Uncategorized, World

Independent Goals

Journalist Phil Ball describes the bi-annual meeting of Real Madrid and Barcelona as “a re-enactment of the Spanish Civil War.” For at least the past two decades, the game, known as “El Clásico,” has been the single most important event on the Spanish sporting calendar.

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by / on May 4, 2012 at 2:09 am / in Europe, World

Disputin

In Russia’s parliamentary elections on December 4, 2011, United Russia – the party of President-turned-Prime Minister-turned-current-President Vladimir Putin – won the majority of seats in the Duma, the Russian Parliament, amid cries (and video evidence) of widespread election fraud.

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by / on March 17, 2012 at 10:48 am / in Europe, World

The Bandit And The Bully

As he officially announced the 2014 vote for an independent Scotland, First Minister Alex Salmond looked and sounded as earnest as ever.

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by / on May 4, 2011 at 4:06 am / in Europe, Issue, Main Menu, World

Behind the Burqa Bans

“I don’t want the country of my grandchildren and great-grandchildren to be largely Muslim, or for Turkish or Arabic to be spoken in large areas, that women will wear headscarves and the daily rhythm is set by the call of the muezzin. If I want to experience that, I can just take a vacation in the Orient.”

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