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19 Apr 2016
Bosnia: Standstill Despite New Strategic Significance
In this analysis, Matthias Bieri contends that despite the tangible progress it has made towards joining the EU, Bosnia remains politically frozen in other areas. Two of the reasons why are the not-always-benign activities of foreign powers within the country, and the volatile role of Islam at the local level.
on «Bosnia: Standstill Despite New Strategic Significance»
29 Feb 2016
The Crisis in Russian–Turkish Relations, 2008–2015
According to Şener Aktürk, Turkey’s downing of a Russian Su-24 aircraft on November 24, 2015 wasn’t the cause for the “spectacular crisis” in Russian–Turkish relations that followed. Instead, the incident should be interpreted as a symptom of a broader geopolitical reversal that has been underway since 2008.
on «The Crisis in Russian–Turkish Relations, 2008–2015»
29 Jan 2016
The Bothersome Success of the Minimum Wage: The German Labour Market Faces the Refugee Crisis
In 2015, Germany adopted a minimum wage rate of €8.50 per hour. By the end of 2017, it will most likely grant permanent residence status to 1 million asylum seekers. Well, how will these interrelated truths affect Germany’s labor market, unemployment rate, and neighbors? Here’s what Sebastian Płóciennik thinks.
on «The Bothersome Success of the Minimum Wage: The German Labour Market Faces the Refugee Crisis»
22 Jan 2016
Erdoğan’s Neo-Ottoman Vision Meets Xi’s Silk Road Dream in the Middle East
As Christina Lin sees it, Recep Erdoğan’s desire to protect Turkey’s energy interests in its near-abroad may disrupt the Middle East segment of China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) Initiative. To avoid this burgeoning problem, Ankara will have to tread cautiously and operate within a conciliatory “multiple modernities” framework.
on «Erdoğan’s Neo-Ottoman Vision Meets Xi’s Silk Road Dream in the Middle East»
8 Sep 2015
A Strategy for Economic Assistance to Ukraine
What steps should Europe and the US take to improve Ukraine’s fragile economy? Matthew Rojansky recommends a financial rescue package that 1) helps Ukrainians to define the country’s reform agenda; 2) privileges access to Western markets; and 3) encourages even greater interaction with the West.
on «A Strategy for Economic Assistance to Ukraine »
16 Jun 2015
Economic Development is Crucial for Kosovo
How is the European Union (EU) helping Kosovo improve its economic fortunes? And why is the former Yugoslav republic the site of Brussels’ largest Common Security and Defense Policy mission in the world? Find out in today’s question and answer session with EU Special Representative Samuel Zbogar.
on «Economic Development is Crucial for Kosovo»
23 Apr 2015
A Greek Canary in the European Goldmine
Fiscal turmoil has enfeebled the Greek state and empowered dubious actors such as Golden Dawn. Today, John Rapley worries that Northern Europe could be next. Inefficient governments and the increasingly uneven services they provide are starting to appear, as illustrated by Great Britain.
on «A Greek Canary in the European Goldmine»
29 Jan 2015
Prospects for the Global Economy in 2015
Will the global economy continue to navigate through stormy waters in 2015? Will the US economy remain on an upward swing? And will 2015 be ‘a year of breakthroughs’ in global trade liberalization? The answers to these and other questions are available in this expert roundup from the CFR.
on «Prospects for the Global Economy in 2015»
11 Apr 2014
Are the UK and France on the Same Page?
Do London and Paris remain in sync since signing the Lancaster House defense and security treaties of 2010? When it comes to closer cooperation between their armed forces, the answer is yes, says Benoît Gomis. But that hasn't stopped the agreements from being buffeted about by domestic politics.
on «Are the UK and France on the Same Page?»
6 Dec 2013
The German Surplus Is Still a Problem for the Euro Area and the World
Konrad Poplawski thinks that Berlin will resist international pressures to reduce its current account surplus. That’s bad news for the rest of the Eurozone, he continues – without the cuts, its most economically unstable countries will not be able to recover quickly.
on «The German Surplus Is Still a Problem for the Euro Area and the World»
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