Tuesday, July 22, 2014
  1. The New Neutrality

    Yuriko Koike

    The New Neutrality

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     takes Germany and South Korea to task for downgrading their traditional alliance ties.

    Angela Merkel Park Geun-hye Gregor Fischer/ZumaPress

    Countries join alliances, or entities such as the European Union, because these groups make the benefits and obligations of membership as unambiguous as anything in international relations can be. For Germany and South Korea, however, ties to historic alliances – NATO and the US, respectively – appear to be changing before our eyes. READ MORE

  2. Modi’s Hypocrisy

    Shashi Tharoor

    Modi’s Hypocrisy

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     argues that India's new government is adopting the policies that it previously opposed.

    Narendra Modi India Today/ZumaPress

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s supporters viewed his overwhelming victory in India’s general elections as a sweeping repudiation of everything for which the previous government stood. But, in just a few weeks, the new government's weakness and hypocrisy has become starkly apparent. READ MORE

  3. Is There A Right To Secede?

    Peter Singer
  4. Renzi’s Promise

    Fabrizio Tassinari

    Renzi’s Promise

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     is optimistic that Italy's popular, young prime minister can change Europe's political discourse.

    Matteo Renzi Matteo Renzi/Wikimedia Commons

    Watching Italian soccer fans last month, one might think that a World Cup victory was the country’s most important opportunity this year. But it is the government’s performance in the six-month EU presidency that matters most to the country – and to Europe. READ MORE

  5. Looking Beyond Juncker

    Howard Davies

    Looking Beyond Juncker

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     identifies three urgent and interlinked tasks that European leaders need to complete.

    Jean-Claude Juncker European People's Party © European People's Party

    Though the European Commission presidency is an important job, proposing new legislation is something of a luxury for Europe these days. Rather than contemplating new directives on the desirable characteristics of, say, lawnmowers sold in the EU, Europe’s leaders must complete three urgent and interlinked tasks. READ MORE

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