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    A United States of Europe? Margaret Thatcher Lecture to Assess the Future of National Sovereignty in Europe

    Twenty-five years ago, in her groundbreaking 1988 Bruges speech, Margaret Thatcher spoke against the rise of a supranational federal Europe, warning that to try to suppress nationhood and concentrate power at the center of a European conglomerate would be highly damaging and would jeopardize the objectives we seek to achieve.… … More

    European Union Loophole Allows Iran to Circumvent Full Force of Sanctions

    A technical loophole is allowing the theocratic regime in Iran to skirt the full force of economic sanctions meant to compel the country to give up its nuclear ambitions. A recent letter from a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators to the presidents of the European Council and European Central Bank … More

    Italian Voters Reject the Ideal of “Ever Closer Union” in Europe

    The recent Italian election results prove that Europeans are becoming fed up with the European Union. Stagnant growth, rising unemployment, and public dissatisfaction are threatening to undermine the cohesion of the EU and cast the future of the European Project into doubt. While the European political elites in Brussels are … More

    Iran Nuclear Program Advances Amid Terrorism Reports

    Iran defiantly continues to expand its uranium enrichment program despite international sanctions and multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions, according to a report from the International Atomic Energy Agency. Iran has begun installing advanced centrifuges that will increase the rate of enrichment and reduce the amount of time it needs to … More

    EU Must Take Action Against Hezbollah Terrorist Threat

    Bulgarian authorities yesterday accused Hezbollah of perpetrating a bombing that killed six people last summer, a finding that should lead to a reversal of the European Union’s policy of appeasement towards the Lebanon-based terrorist group. Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov announced the long-awaited results of the investigation into the July … More

    No, the Obama Doctrine Is Not the Reagan Doctrine

    In the realm of foreign policy, President Obama’s a second Ronald Reagan, or so says James Joyner, the managing editor of the Atlantic Council. This is an example of a curious phenomenon: When a conservative is in office, liberals call him mad, bad, and dangerous. But when he’s safely out … More

    Surprise, Surprise: Nobel Prize Awarded for Politics, Not Substance

    Many self-righteous and smug Eurocrats will be celebrating the European Union’s Nobel Peace Prize, which was awarded earlier today in Oslo, Norway. Wisely and sensibly, some European leaders, such as British Prime Minister David Cameron and Czech President Václav Klaus, decided not to attend today’s ceremony. It was clear to … More

    Farm Subsidies Hurt the Poor Worldwide

    Got milk? The European Parliament sure does. European dairy farmers were in Brussels this week to protest proposed changes in dairy regulations. Protestors doused the parliament building with milk and capped off a rough 10 days for the European Union (EU) capital following a failed summit last week over the … More

    Foreign Aid: Europe's Mistakes Should Be a Lesson for the U.S.

    The European Union (EU) has hit a new low in its rule of law initiative to Kosovo, according to a recent report by the European Court of Auditors. With foreign aid and development programs as Europe’s main tools for foreign affairs, this new report confirms concerns that Europe’s approach to … More

    The EU’s Nobel Peace Prize: Not Just a Laughing Matter

    The news that the European Union—which is in the midst of the most sustained crisis of its history—has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize is worthy of a laugh—or three. European defense spending is at post-1945 lows and falling further still; it is not the EU that is keeping the … More