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Exit America, Europe's Trust Engine?

Jan Techau, Carnegie Europe

Greece Is no Argentina

Nicolas Creus & Esteban Actis, RealClearWorld

Europe's Moment of Truth Approaches

Paul Krugman, New York Times

Time moves on, however, and the deep web that once was tightly and firmly woven into the European political fabric is becoming loose and threadbare. America's military presence in ...(full article)

Tsipras and other Syriza members have highlighted Argentina as a viable model for undertaking the difficult task of negotiating with creditors. Argentina at the end of the 20th Cen...(full article)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, accompanied by French President Francois Hollande, met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Feb. 6. Then she met with U.S. President Barack Oba...(full article)

On Wednesday, the European Central Bank announced that it would no longer accept Greek government debt as collateral for loans. This move, it turns out, was more symbolic than subs...(full article)

ON A snow-covered bluff overlooking the Sheboygan river stands the Waelderhaus, a faithful reproduction of an Austrian chalet. It was built by the Kohler family of Wisconsin in the...(full article)

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Euro Crisis Won't End until Greece's Debts Are Cleansed - SCMP

We need more money and soon, says Greece. We have no more to give, counters Germany. In a nutshell, that was pretty much the result of a tense meeting between the finance ministers...

Don't Sell Out Ukraine - Kyiv Post

The West remains torn about whether to supply Ukraine with lethal defensive weapons. We are in the camp that says Ukraine deserves to defend itself militarily within its own border...

The World's Best Sports Fans Live in Dortmund - Matt Negrin, Narratively

A startup soccer team in Dortmund once gave the steelworkers and coalminers of this hardscrabble German city something to live for. A century later, their die-hard descendants are ...

Pegida's Effect on German politics - Derek Scally, Irish Times

The grassroots Islam-critical movement appears to be imploding after a mass walkout of leading figures on Wednesday. But whether it goes under or not is far less interesting than t...

A Clear Threat of Grexit - Economist

The stakes are high. Although everybody, including Mr Tsipras, insists they want Greece to stay in the euro, there is now a clear threat of Grexit. In 2011-12 Mrs Merkel wavered, b...

Germans Struggle to Debate Nationalism - Frank Griffel, Yale Global

Muslims have become easy scapegoat for economic worries in Germany – and elsewhere in Europe....

Greece and the Troika Should Reach a Deal - Andy Langenkamp, RCWorld

Alexis Tsipras wasted no time following his election as Greece's prime minister. His Syriza party quickly formed a coalition with the right-wing anti-bailout Independent Greeks, wh...

3 Scenarios for Greece and Europe - Edward Harrison, Foreign Policy

The outcome of negotiations between Greece’s new anti-austerity Greek government and the Troika that is administering their bailout program remains unknown. What is known, ho...

Putin's Long Bet on European Weakness - W.R. Mead, American Interest

The West’s inability to comprehend how Vladimir Putin sees the world means it has trouble thinking constructively about how to deal with him....

Auschwitz, 70 Years Later - Jonathan Freedland, The Guardian

They had come back, some three hundred of them, but this was not the Planet Auschwitz they remembered. The Auschwitz of their memories was a place where the rules of normal life we...

On to the Fourth Act of a European Tragedy - WR Mead, American Interest

The votes are counted, the results are in, and Syriza has won the Greek elections in a landslide. The left wing Syriza captured 149 seats in the parliament, and as of writing appea...

The New Greece of Alexis Tsipras - Judy Dempsey, Carnegie Europe

Alexis Tsipras promised voters an end to austerity and a new beginning for Greece. Will he deliver on that pledge?...

Pegida Doesn't Represent Germany's Future - Anna Sauerbrey, NYT

I am a patriot. Being German, those words don’t come easily, particularly for a leftish, skeptical urbanite like myself. And particularly not now, just a few days before we comme...

A Letter from a Muslim to Pegida - Rabah Kherbane, Huffington Post

Dear 25,000 Anti-Islam Dresden Protesters and Pegida, I hear you marched in your thousands against my religion. Last week, and last month. You marched against immigrants, foreigne...

How Gay Rights Were Born in Germany - Alex Ross, New Yorker

The Germans invented gay rights—more than a century ago....

Europe Needs a Merkel Plan Now - Bill Emmott, Project Syndicate

LONDON – Ever since Europe’s economic crisis erupted more than four years ago, politicians and pundits have clamored for a grand solution, often invoking the example of...

Germany's anti-Islam Protests Should be Heard - C. Gohl, The European

The flat condemnation of Pegida is hysterical. Modern democracy means dialogue....

Housing Refugees in Former Nazi Barracks - Conor Friedersdorf, Atlantic

A former satellite post of the Buchenwald concentration camp is newly controversial....

Germany Knows How to Integrate Muslims - L. Bershidsky, Bloomberg

The anti-Islamic demonstration in Dresden, Germany, last night was, predictably, the biggest in the three-month-long history of the now infamous Pegida movement. Yet the 100...

Cameron, Merkel Vow to Fix EU - BBC

David Cameron has said he is "convinced" he can "fix the problems" in the UK's relationship with Europe that the British public find "very frustrating"....

Germany Open to Greek Eurozone Exit - N. Blome et al., Der Spiegel

There was a time when Germany feared the consequences were Greece to leave the euro zone. Now, though, with Greek elections approaching, Chancellor Angela Merkel is willing to acce...

Xenophobia on the Rise in Germany - Joshua Keating, Slate

For the past several weeks, the East German city of Dresden has been the site of weekly demonstrations organized by a recently formed group called PEGIDA, the German acronym for Pa...

Germany Can Throw Greece a Lifeline - G. Papanikos, The Conversation

Germany has sent the message that a Greek exit from the eurozone might be the lesser of two evils. It has been interpreted as a warning to the Greek electorate ahead of its January...

The World's Largest Bible Printer Is in China - N Trentmann, Worldcrunch

Though China is officially atheist, Christianity is growing, with believers now outnumbering communists. That's good news for a huge Bible publisher that supports charities in Chin...

The Marches in Dresden - New York Times

When 18,000 Germans turn out for an anti-immigration rally in Dresden, it is sadly inevitable that the specter of Germany’s past will be invoked, both outside Germany and wit...

Defining "Germaness" - Jan Douwe Keulen, Al Jazeera

A spectre is haunting Germany and Europe and the spectre is called PEGIDA. Until recently only few people had heard of PEGIDA, acronym for "Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisa...

Merkel Outclasses Cameron on Global Stage - Simon Tisdall, The Guardian

German chancellor’s visit to UK shows gulf in power and influence wielded by two leaders is embarrassingly wide....

Ranking the 7 Great Global Powers - Walter Russell Mead, American Interest

To kick off 2015, we present our take on who the real “G-7″ countries are: the world’s seven great powers, ranked by their ability to shape both their immediate environments ...

The Eurozone's Problem: Its Voters - Gideon Rachman, Financial Times

The rise of anti-system parties threatens a currency that depends on consensus....

4 of World's 10 Biggest Economies Are European - Ben Fox, EU Observer

The UK has edged ahead of France into fifth place in this year's rankings, although the Cebr comments that the $1 billion (€850 million) gap in output between the two countrie...

A Peaceful Menace to Germany's Polite Polity - Economist

Germany remains a tolerant place, one reason why some 465,000 migrants arrived last year, making it the world’s second most popular destination after America. But Pegida is a...

The European Tortoise Beats the Russian Bear - T. Ash, The Guardian

In dealing with Putin, the German chancellor has united Europe. She is the stateswoman of the year....

The Death Throes of Germany's Postwar Tolerance - Spiegel

Disenchanted German citizens and right-wing extremists are joining forces to form a protest movement to fight what they see as the Islamization of the West. Is this the end of the ...

Russia, Ukraine, and the Battle for the German Soul - P. Gregory, Forbes

Two open letters to the public capture the intense battle for Germany’s dominant narrative of Russia’s War on Ukraine....

Russia's Baltic Games - J. Gotkowska, European Council on Foreign Relations

Moscow’s primary goal is to subdue the countries of the post-Soviet space politically, militarily, and economically....

Analyzing Germany's Right Wing - Ben Knight, Deutsche Welle

Who are Germany's right wing parties and movements? This is a rundown of the right half of Germany's political spectrum - organized from far-right to center-right....

Top 5 Global Trends of 2014 - Edward Goldberg, Huffington Post

It is the season of lists: best movies, best books, and so on. Since I teach and write on globalization and international political economy, I thought I should continue a tradition...

History Suggests a Future for Europe - M. Fleming-Wiliams, Stratfor

A bargain, forged in the fires of 2012's economic emergency, has defined the European Union for the past two years. It was an agreement made between two sides that can be defined i...

Germany Finally Finds Firm Foreign Policy Footing - Joschka Fischer, PS

BERLIN – Germany’s reunification, nearly 25 years ago, once again placed at the heart of Europe a large power whose location, economic potential, and, yes, history, rai...

Communists Are Back in Germany - Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg View

It took 25 years for the successors to the party that ran Communist East Germany, Die Linke, to win a state prime minister office in united Germany. Many Germans believe it's still...

An American Talks Strategy in Moscow - George Friedman, Stratfor

In the Soviet Union prior to 1980, there was an overarching ideology. Over time, people became cynical about it, but for a long time, it was either believed or feared. Today's Russ...

Berlin's Controversial Volunteer Imam - Sumi Somaskanda, Foreign Policy

Meet Imam Kamouss, the handsome, popular, self-proclaimed moderate Muslim preacher who has become the face of intolerance and terror across Germany....

Why Young Germans Are Answering the Call to Holy War - Der Spiegel

Whenever Ismail Cetinkaya runs into one of those young men who want to leave Hamburg to fight in Syria, he asks: "Have you ever slept without heat in the winter? Do you know what i...

Cash-Bomb the European People - Simon Jenkins, The Guardian

Juncker’s new fund will do little to head off Europe’s lost decade, as Friedman and Keynes would agree....

The Political Battles that Could Seal Kiev's Fate - Paul R. Gregory, Forbes

Ukraine’s fate may depend upon the battle within Germany’s ruling coalition over its policy towards Putin’s Russia. In the United States, the new Republican Senat...

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'Guantanamo of the East': Ukraine L

Brussels is doing all it can to prevent refugees from reaching Fortress Europe, with initiatives lik...

Interview with Isaac Herzog: 'Isra

In an interview, Israeli prime minister candidate Isaac Herzog says the country's people are "fed up...

Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis:

Greek Finance Minister Giannis Varoufakis has had little luck convincing his EU counterparts that At...

Euro Poker: Greece and EU at Logger

Greece is insisting on the relaxation of conditions relating to emergency aid, but the euro zone no ...

The War Next Door: Can Merkel's Dip

Chancellor Angela Merkel has often been accused of hesitancy. But in Minsk this week, she committed ...