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  • Ireland Embraces What the EU Fears: Democracy

    Earlier this week, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny shocked Europe when he announced that Ireland will hold a referendum on the Fiscal Stability Treaty. This will make Ireland the only member of the European Union that will allow its citizens to vote on the controversial treaty. There are many in … More

    Why the EU’s Foreign Policy Approach Will Never Work

    The latest round of European Union (EU) sanctions against Syria, agreed today in Brussels, proves why the EU’s “common denominator” approach to foreign policy will never work. Although the EU adopted strong measures against the Syrian central bank, these same measures could easily have been taken much faster outside the … More

    Eurozone: A Bad Situation Getting Worse

    At this point in the Eurozone crisis, the only responsible thing for European leaders to do is to develop contingency plans that will minimize the economic fallout in Europe when—not if—Greece defaults. Economic figures released today for the fourth quarter of 2011 paint a bleak picture for the already embattled … More

    EU Should Act Quickly on Syria

    You can tell how serious the situation in Syria is getting by looking at the recent actions taken by its neighbors. Earlier this week, the Gulf Cooperation Council—a regional intergovernmental grouping consisting of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates—released a condemning proclamation against the Assad … More

    European Court Threatens America’s Security

    Many Americans will not recognize the name Abu Qatada. Qatada is a radical Muslim cleric currently behind bars in the United Kingdom waiting deportation to Jordan for terrorism-related charges. It has been widely reported that he is also wanted by authorities in Belgium, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, and Algeria and … More

    White House Sends Confused, Unhelpful Message to NATO Allies on Afghanistan

    The mixed messages coming from the Obama Administration last week on the future of combat operations in Afghanistan have left our allies confused, the Afghan people anxious, and the insurgency stronger. On Wednesday, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told his press entourage on his way to the NATO ministerial meeting in … More