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By Mark Leonard - Oct 07,2017
The recent meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Theresa May in the Estonian capital of Tallinn was a portrait in contrasts.Merkel has pursued openness and internationalism, and leads a country with a world-beating industrial base and strong t
By Mark Leonard - Apr 23,2017
After the United Kingdom’s unexpected vote to leave the European Union and Donald Trump’s unexpected triumph in the US presidential election last year, you might imagine that Europe’s chancelleries have developed detailed contingency plans for a victory by the far-right National
By Mark Leonard - Dec 26,2016
This past year changed everything, except how governments think.
By Mark Leonard - Oct 29,2016
British Prime Minister Theresa May once warned her fellow Conservatives of the perils of being known as the “nasty party”.But after 100 days in office, she is in danger of going further, turning the United Kingdom into the nasty country.In just a few months, May has launched atta
By Mark Leonard - Oct 10,2016
People used to think that the most important decisions affecting Europe were made in Paris, Berlin or Brussels.
By Mark Leonard - May 28,2016
Much of modern geopolitics seems to be following the plot from “Game of Thrones”, with many countries under so much political and economic stress that their only hope is that their rivals collapse before they do.So their governments cling to power while exploiting rivals’ interna
By Mark Leonard - Apr 24,2016
We have entered the age of migration.
By Mark Leonard - Apr 23,2016
The consequences of Russia’s intervention in Syria stretch far beyond the Middle East.The Kremlin’s military campaign has tilted the stalemate in favour of the government and derailed efforts to craft a political compromise to end the war.It also heralds the beginning of a new er
By Mark Leonard - Jan 20,2016
The European question is the grim reaper of British politics — dividing parties, debilitating governments and destroying careers.But never before have the stakes surrounding the question been so high.Prime Minister David Cameron’s decision to hold a referendum — perhaps as early



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