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So a Canadian blog on Europe. I have to write on CETA this week, right? Historic agreement, which some in the Canadian media are calling a coup for Prime Minister Harper, clearly that’s the biggest thing in my world currently, right? Maybe. Honestly, I don’t know what I could really say about it that hasn’t… » read more

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Defence procurement is an unsexy phrase for an unsexy idea. Despite this, the issue of increased integration in the area of defence is frequently in the news nowadays. France and Britain are exploring bilateral military cooperation, NATO pushing its European allies to procure more drones and the Commission and the Parliament have both advocated more… » read more

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Introduction

I seem to be writing the word “introduction” an awful lot recently. However, this is because all good work, academic or literary begin with an introduction. Even our relationships begin with an introduction: “Hi, my name is Chris and you are?” . . . “Delighted to meet you.” I note that I am beginning a… » read more

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