Post Tagged with: "EU"

The Lukewarm Response from the International Community to the Crises in Guinea-Bissau

The Lukewarm Response from the International Community to the Crises in Guinea-Bissau

Since the most recent coup in April, Guinea-Bissau has continued to seek new international partners. But only time will tell if growing foreign investment in Guinea-Bissau will help it escape failed statehood.

UNASUR and the Eurozone Crisis

UNASUR and the Eurozone Crisis

Regionalism in Europe is driven by economic efficiency and capital accumulation. In contrast, issues in the Americas, south of the Rio Grande, remain the old problems of dependency, barriers to development, and effective sovereignty.

The Unasur-Mercosur Project, the European Crisis, and the Pacific Consensus

The Unasur-Mercosur Project, the European Crisis, and the Pacific Consensus

The South American integration processes, Unasur and Mercosur, are most directly affected by the geopolitical and geoeconomic transformations involving China’s rise, with a crucial role for Brazil as a new emerging country in this complex scenario.

Can Europe Survive the Euro?

Can Europe Survive the Euro?

How can one change the policies of the European Union without politicization? What the EU needs is ‘policy with politics’ where the Eurozone crisis should be solved through growth, not endless austerity and decline.

The Internal Roots of Economic Downturn in China

The Internal Roots of Economic Downturn in China

External problems might explain the Chinese slowdown in part – but that is not the real story. China suffers deep structural problems perpetuated by a state dominated financial system.

‘Democracy is in Peril’: Agonistic Pluralism after the Greek Election

‘Democracy is in Peril’: Agonistic Pluralism after the Greek Election

What should be taken from the Greek election is that the political institutions of the country offered, and the electorate seriously considered, an alternative.

Scottish Independence and Relations with the EU

Scottish Independence and Relations with the EU

English Eurosceptics who consider Scottish independence as an opportunity to push their country quicker towards EU exit should think again. Scotland might have the last laugh after all.

Nothing to See Here: The 2012 EU-Russia Summit

Nothing to See Here: The 2012 EU-Russia Summit

Russia is intent on proving itself relevant on the global stage. In an age when attention is shifting to the East and the South, Russia is positioning itself as a central, non-Western, power.

Regulatory Regionalism? Russia’s Common Economic Space

Regulatory Regionalism? Russia’s Common Economic Space

Russia has a role to play as the regional leader of the Eurasian Union, and perhaps of the former Soviet space. Putin pragmatically recognises the importance of the Soviet Union’s legacy.

Can France and Germany Design a New European Contrat Social?

Can France and Germany Design a New European Contrat Social?

The future of Europe literally depends on the next Franco-German compromise. Europe cannot be governed by the European Central Bank.

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