January 18, 2013

Spectre of Separatism Haunts Europe

Gordon Bardos, The National Interest

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The spectre of separatism seems to be hovering over Europe these days. From Belgium, Britain and the Balkans to Catalonia and the Caucasus, regional independence or autonomy movements are gaining strength everywhere. And unless the European Union comes to grips with its current existential crisis, history suggests they could become even stronger and more successful, transforming Europe as we have known it for the past twenty years.

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