Britain and Europe: The End of the Affair?
by Matthias Matthijs
“Through a renegotiation of its own fundamental membership terms, Britain wants to reform Europe from within—but by staying out of the euro it refuses to be at the core of European policy making.”
The Far Right and the European Elections
by Cas Mudde
“[N]either the far right nor the ‘anti-European populists’ are on track to win a significant victory in the upcoming European Parliament elections.”
Is the European Union’s Soft Power in Decline?
by Karen E. Smith
“The EU is a powerful model for the rest of the world: Most neighboring countries wish to join it rather than balance it or resist it, and other regional groupings around the world seek to emulate it.” Sixth in a series on soft power around the world.
The Catastrophic Greek Crisis
by Manos Matsaganis
“The failure of public institutions to rise to the occasion by preventing the economic crisis from mutating into social disaster has bred disillusionment with parliamentary democracy and brought the far right and extreme left into the political mainstream.”
Bulgaria and Romania at Europe’s Edge
by Stefanos Katsikas
“Unless Bulgaria and Romania manage to enact judicial reforms, fight corruption and organized crime, and protect human and minority rights, they will not be able to capitalize on the benefits of EU membership, and will continue to be regarded as second-class EU members.”
Perspective: The Transatlantic Pivot
by Daniel S. Hamilton
The United States and Europe must rebalance their partnership in order to face the political, economic, and security challenges of the twenty-first century.