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The Future of Europe

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After the election of President Emmanuel Macron in France and the return of a centrist grand coalition government in Germany, many hoped that the Franco-German axis would lead the European Union back onto the path of integration. In fact, the EU remains besieged on all sides: not only by Middle East turmoil, a borderline-hostile United States, and the constant threat of Russian aggression, but also from within, by Brexit, populist governments in Central Europe and Italy, and German recalcitrance on institutional reform.

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Saving the Iran Nuclear Deal

Josep Borrell

Five years after the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action was concluded, it is on life support, following the US's reinstatement of sanctions and Iran's return to enrichment activities. Before two decades of diplomacy are squandered, all parties involved must step back from the precipice.

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    Saving the Iran Nuclear Deal

    Josep Borrell

    Five years after the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action was concluded, it is on life support, following the US's reinstatement of sanctions and Iran's return to enrichment activities. Before two decades of diplomacy are squandered, all parties involved must step back from the precipice.

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