Post Tagged with: "Europe"

Conservative Euroscepticism: The Etiology of an Obsession

Conservative Euroscepticism: The Etiology of an Obsession

Conflict between those Conservatives who will push things to the limit but then pull back, and those for whom no such limit now exists could destroy, or disable, the Party.

The Sejdic and Finci Case: More Than Just a Human Rights Issue?

The Sejdic and Finci Case: More Than Just a Human Rights Issue?

The Sejdic and Finci ruling highlighted the human rights difficulties which are still present in Bosnia. The future of Bosnia as an EU member is only possible if political parties put ethnic feuds aside.

The Idea of European Security: The Renewed Russian Dilemma

The Idea of European Security: The Renewed Russian Dilemma

As Russia is unlikely to join NATO, it is imperative to find a modus vivendi and modus operandi that can balance two opposing elements that mark European security relations: foundational controversies versus the need for cooperation based on interdependencies.

Looking For a New Global Player? Watch Out for the EU

Looking For a New Global Player? Watch Out for the EU

The EU’s role in international relations has often been questioned since its members have different goals and pursue them through incompatible strategies. Yet, the EU has the potential to fulfil a notable role.

The End of Maastricht and the last Euro: Will the EU Survive the Euro Crisis?

The End of Maastricht and the last Euro: Will the EU Survive the Euro Crisis?

The original motivation for what has become the EU was for a lasting peace in Europe, in which no country would dominate the continent. Yet, the euro and large country nationalism have changed the EU into the vehicle to achieve that domination.

Would Scottish Independence Matter to Basques?

Would Scottish Independence Matter to Basques?

There has not been much consideration of how Scotland potentially seceding from the UK might impact the Basque movement in Spain. Despite the many similarities between the two cases, it is unlikely to have much impact.

Europe in Russia’s Academic Discourse: Unlocking the Plurality of Interpretations

Europe in Russia’s Academic Discourse: Unlocking the Plurality of Interpretations

The political positioning of Russia as a European country has never been seriously challenged in Russian political discourse, which asserts Russia as a European country in terms of its history, culture and identity. Yet, relations with European countries are marked by a series of crises.

Making Sausage

Making Sausage

IR scholars rarely have access to real-time “insider” data on climate summits, though it is telling that virtually all of the world leaders make claims that we would have expected.

Localizing Islam in Europe: Religious Activism among Turkish Islamic Communities

Localizing Islam in Europe: Religious Activism among Turkish Islamic Communities

It may be premature to talk about a distinct European Islam. Yet, the diverse activism among Turkish Islamic organizations indicates that Islam is incrementally but surely localizing in Europe.

Rebalancing Priorities: America, Europe, and Defence Austerity

Rebalancing Priorities: America, Europe, and Defence Austerity

Faced with fiscal pressures at home and rising powers elsewhere, the US is reducing its troop presence in Europe. The interests of European security can be best served by Britain and France developing a stronger joint expeditionary capacity.

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