One war Europe won’t join

Regular readers of my contributions to this site may have noticed that I am in no way a fan of the European Union. Yet even with the EU, the stopped clock principle applies: they have to be right sometimes. And when Federica Mogherini, high representative of the EU for foreign affairs and security policy, said that everyone […]

Macron the warmonger

The European Parliament, united for its plenary session in Strasbourg, France, had the pleasure of listening to its favorite political leader earlier this week: French president Emmanuel Macron.

The State of Emergency: A Monster of Our own Creation

When former French president François Hollande declared a state of emergency in November 2015, after the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris, the government was clear on its intentions. Former prime minister Manuel Valls recommended the country remain in the state of emergency until ISIS was defeated. By that standard, it’s going to be a long time before civil […]

11 главных вызовов для нового президента Франции Эммануэля Макрона

This article was translated into Russian for Reed Media. The original can be read here. 14 мая 2017 года бывший инвестиционный банкир и министр экономики Эммануэль Макрон вступил в должность президента Франции. Во время предвыборной борьбы его даже называли «самым либеральным кандидатом в президенты за всю историю», но на своем посту он столкнется с давними […]

De Réckbléck vun der Woch [14/2017]

Heiansdo sinn Nouvellen zu Lëtzebuerg ze kleng fir ee ganzen Artikel driwwer ze schreiwen, dofir hei de Réckbléck vun dëser Woch. Wien d’lescht Woch verpasst huet, dee fënnt se hei. 

Has the European Union Maintained Peace in Europe?

This article was first published by the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) and can be found here. In the desperate-looking effort to make the European Union look appealing following the United Kingdom triggering Article 50 (which starts the process of the UK leaving the Union), many different statements about the EU are re-surfacing. A prominent […]