Friday, March 24, 2017
  1. The Coming Ban on Nuclear Weapons

    Zia Mian

    The Coming Ban on Nuclear Weapons

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     lauds the start of UN negotiations on a treaty banning nuclear weapons.

    nuclear protestors Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert/Getty Images
    On March 27, the United Nations will start negotiations on an international treaty to ban nuclear weapons. The nuclear weapon states will finally be put to the test: Will they keep their promises to disarm and join the treaty, or will they reject international law and the will of the global community? READ MORE
  2. A Turkish Thorn in the EU’s Side

    Javier Solana

    A Turkish Thorn in the EU’s Side

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     advises European leaders to take the moral high ground in response to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's barbs.

    Newsart for A Turkish Thorn in the EU’s Side Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images
    While the EU tries to weather a populist, nationalist storm that threatens its core institutions, some of its most important strategic allies have injected more uncertainty into the current political climate. Chief among them is Turkey, which has now taken an alarming turn away from democratic norms. READ MORE
  3. Who’s Really Threatening Europe?

    Simplice A. Asongu
  4. Keeping the Balkan Ghosts at Bay

    Carl Bildt

    Keeping the Balkan Ghosts at Bay

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     advises EU leaders to renew the bloc's engagement in the region, or suffer the consequences.

    Newsart for Keeping the Balkan Ghosts at Bay John Thys/AFP/Getty Images
    European leaders, having suddenly awoken to new realities in the Balkans, are calling for increased engagement in the region to maintain stability and push back against Russian influence. But it is now clear that the only way forward for the EU is to accelerate the remaining Balkan countries' integration into the bloc. READ MORE
  5. The EU’s Road to Rome

    Ana Palacio
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