The Eastern European Spring

On November 16, when the Romanian people elected as pres­i­dent Klaus Iohannis, an ethnic German who ran a vig­orous cam­paign against cor­rup­tion, they shat­tered a number of illu­sions about politics […]

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The Dutch disaster

It was sup­posed to be a land­mark year for Dutch-​​​​Russian rela­tions. But in the fall of 2013, a government-​​​​sponsored cel­e­bra­tion of the two coun­tries’ centuries-​​​​long ties ended on an odd […]

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A Russian spy in Brussels?

Ear­lier this week, as Europe was preparing for continent-​​​​wide par­lia­men­tary elec­tions that deliv­ered 25 per­cent of the seats to the anti–European Union pop­ulist right and left, Hun­gary was busy asking […]

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The case against killer robots

In the Ter­mi­nator movies, fully autonomous robots wage war against humanity. Although cyborg assas­sins won’t be arriving from the future any­time soon, offen­sive “Terminator-​​​​style” autonomous robots that are pro­grammed to […]

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Moldova in the middle

On April 3, the Euro­pean Union announced that, starting April 28, it will grant visa-​​​​free travel within the Schengen zone for all Moldovans holding a bio­metric pass­port. In other words, […]

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Putin’s western allies

Given that one of Russian Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin’s stated rea­sons for invading Crimea was to pre­vent “Nazis” from coming to power in Ukraine, it is per­haps sur­prising that his regime […]

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Get ready for a Russo-​​German Europe

The last few weeks have revealed some impor­tant truths about Europe. Prior to the crisis in Ukraine, most Amer­i­cans and Western Euro­peans had become used to a Franco-​​​​German Europe. In […]

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Get Ready for a Russo-​​German Europe

The last few weeks have revealed some impor­tant truths about Europe. Prior to the crisis in Ukraine, most Amer­i­cans and Western Euro­peans had become used to a Franco-​​​​German Europe. In […]

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