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https://ec.europa.eu/commission/news/president-juncker-delivers-state-union-address-2017-2017-sep-13_en  European Commission - Speech PRESIDENT JEAN-CLAUDE JUNCKER'S State of the Union Address 2017 Brussels, 13 September 2017 INTRODUCTION – WIND IN OUR SAILS Mr President, Honourable Members of the European Parliament, When I stood before you this time last year, I had a somewhat easier speech to give. It was plain...

‘Merkel, Putin, Orbán and Kaczynski were all shaped by the 1989 revolutions’ november 3, 2016 by: Simon Kuper, FT Magazine On November 9 1989, a 35-year-old physicist in East Berlin saw the startling news on TV that the border with West Germany was opening. But she didn’t rush to...

SPRING 2016 Presidential Priority: Restore American Leadership Eliot Cohen, Eric S. Edelman and Brian Hook  world affairs U.S. foreign policy today is failing every test by which a great power’s foreign policy can be judged. America is not feared by her enemies, nor trusted by her friends. Neither the American people nor...

THE GOVERNANCE GAMES As happens every four years, the world is transfixed by the Summer Olympic Games. Yet even the brilliance of Usain Bolt, Simone Biles, Wayde van Niekerk, Katie Ledecky, and so many others has not obscured the dirty underside of the Olympic Movement –...

By George Friedman The Surprise at Brexit and the Social Crisis Behind It The pro-EU elite never imagined “leave” would win. In looking at Friday’s market decline, it is clear that the investment community was surprised at the outcome of the referendum in the U.K. What is most...

Published on: July 14, 2016 Nationalists and cosmopolitans How Samuel Huntington Predicted Our Political Moment Jason Willick   In 2004, the eminent political scientist offered key insights into the nationalist-cosmopolitan divide at the heart of our society. Samuel Huntington, the professor of government at Harvard University (and member of The American...

July 28, 2016 5:15 pm Why today’s politics do not mirror those of the 1930s Jacek Rostowski Countries that have suffered most economically are not electing populists, writes Jacek Rostowski ©Getty The wave of populism in the western world which has given us Brexit, and may carry Donald Trump and...

NIALL FERGUSON july 31 2016, 12:01am, the sunday times As the Fishtown hordes rally to Trump, Hillary’s elite risks coming apart In his prophetic 2012 book, Coming Apart, my friend Charles Murray identified the stark social division that is defining this year’s presidential election. Murray’s book was unabashedly about...