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Alexis Tsipras’ foreign reputation has had a really impressive return to form. Here is a man who was widely vilified outside of Greece, frequently the but of editorial cartoons by publications such as the Economist. Leading up to the referendum, Tsipras was described as a dangerous brinks-man who threatened the stability of the continent. Today,… » read more

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Worst Case Scenario

Tensions in the Baltics are high at this moment. Both NATO and Russia are preparing for the event of a military confrontation in Eastern Europe, with both sides undertaking drills to increase readiness of a Russian invasion of Latvia and Estonia. A British think tank, the European Leadership Network, recently released a report analysing military… » read more

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European soft-power is the source of it’s influence in the world. Combined with it’s member states, the EU provides a considerable share of the global humanitarian aid: about 50% in 2009. Traditionally, it’s human rights record, though not spotless, has been one of the best in the world. European soft-power stems from it’s quality products,… » read more

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