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Scorecard The Europe Question


Nuclear talks with Iran – no summer lull for negotiators

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.

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. 

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.

Syria and Iraq: One conflict or two?

Recent weeks have highlighted more clearly than ever the growing symbiosis between the conflicts in Syria and Iraq. 

Decline of US influence means Iran and Saudi Arabia may just have to get along — eventually

By Mark Leonard - 27 Jun 14

America’s hegemony in the Middle East and in global affairs is giving way to a multipolar order.

Iraq, forge of the 21st century

Bush gave Saddam a kicking, but left Iran to rule over a region infested with terrorists.

The rise of ISIS in Iraq - 3 mistakes to avoid

By Myriam Benraad - 24 Jun 14

How the EU should not respond to the crisis in Iraq

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European Spring: How to put our economies and politics right? - 15 Jul 14

With European economies failing to deliver higher standards of living, and growing public disillusionment with apparently self-serving politicians, Philippe Legrain discusses where

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24 Jul 14

Hugh Lovatt on the new Israeli president.

USA Today
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Sophia Pugsley on the downing of MH17.

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