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Scorecard The Europe Question


Nuclear talks with Iran – no summer lull for negotiators

By Ellie Geranmayeh - 21 Jul 14

The toughest hurdles in this marathon diplomacy track have only just been encountered.


France’s fascination with Israel and Palestine

By Myriam Benraad - 21 Jul 14

As bombs fall on Gaza, France's deep-rooted preoccupation with Israel and Palestine is causing division within French society.



Ten priorities for Juncker’s Europe

By Edouard Tétreau - 17 Jul 14

Jean-Claude Juncker will have considerable authority as new European Commission president, and he must use it to embody a new vision for the European Union.


No time for cynics: the German-American intelligence dispute

By Volker Stanzel - 15 Jul 14

The US’s alleged spying was ill considered, but both sides need to focus on the real priorities of the transatlantic alliance. 


This renewed violence suggests a bleak future for Palestinians and Israelis

By Daniel Levy - 11 Jul 14

A toxic cocktail of greater radicalisation, lack of mediators and Binyamin Netanyahu do not bode well for the region


The Islamic State’s 1001 resources

By Myriam Benraad - 09 Jul 14

The jihadists have developed a comprehensive war economy that is fundamental to their strategy. 


Europe’s black holes

By Francisco de Borja Lasheras - 08 Jul 14

The European Union is at a crossroads and “Twitter diplomacy” will not be enough to solve its problems.


What price for a stable Egypt?

By Aziz El-Kaissouni - 04 Jul 14

Those who hoped Morsi's overthrow would usher in order instead face a leadership that responds to economic and social challenges with abuses of freedom.


How worried should we be about Al-Baghdadi’s new “Islamic State”?

By Andrew Hammond - 02 Jul 14

The “Islamic State” caliphate declared by ISIS is a problem, but mainly for Iraq.


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In the Press

USA Today
23 Jul 14

Sophia Pugsley on the downing of MH17.

Shreveport times
23 Jul 14

Sophia Pugsley on the Eastern Ukraine separatists.

Business Insider
22 Jul 14

Nick Witney on France's warship sale to Russia.

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