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The New European Frontier

Giulio Boccaletti

Given this summer's climate-driven disasters, one might think that the European political system would be devising comprehensive adaptation plans. But, despite some steps in the right direction, Europeans are only just waking up to the constitutional implications of a changing physical environment.

thinks a changing climate will force the European Union finally to embrace its political nature.
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    traces the history of the Kremlin's campaign to transform Russia's national memory and identity.

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