- NewsletterMay 28, 2015
Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany will welcome her peers from the world’s largest advanced democracies to the Bavarian luxury hotel of Schloss Elmau on June 7 for the annual G7 summit. The event is likely to prompt some useful debate and modest announcements on a lengthy agenda of political and economic challenges.
- CommentaryMay 22, 2015
Europe’s political center—left and right—is in the process of collapsing, making way for far more radical and populist parties on the extremes of the political spectrum. This collapse has been most evident in southern Europe, where five years of economic hardship and high unemployment have taken a dramatic toll.
- Europe’s New Military Operation against Human Smugglers and the Migration Crisis in the MediterraneanCritical QuestionsMay 22, 2015
Q1: Why has the European Union announced a military operation in the Mediterranean Sea?
- CommentaryMay 8, 2015
The British electorate gave pundits, pollsters, and analysts alike a great comeuppance yesterday. How confident we were in our belief that we would awake to a hung parliament, with questions about government illegitimacy and coalition fragility, and face an overwhelming likelihood that Britain would be heading toward early elections. How very wrong we were.
- ReportMay 8, 2015
The Honorable Carl Bildt's speech delivered at the Brzezinski Institute on Geostrategy, CSIS
‘A Statesman Laureate Lecture’.
- CommentaryApr 30, 2015
The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) has been a cornerstone of the international security architecture for the past 45 years. Even if unable to prevent proliferation in all instances, it has been an efficient framework and internationally agreed baseline, as the ongoing negotiations with Iran continue to demonstrate.
- CommentaryApr 30, 2015
And they’re off! With Britain going to the polls for general elections on May 7, 2015, no party is poised to win an outright majority in parliament (requiring 326 seats) and the race for Westminster is simply too close to call.
- CommentaryMar 17, 2015
In l985, faced with soaring U.S. trade deficits, industrial distress, and congressional pressure, Treasury Secretary James A. Baker III negotiated an agreement among the group of five leading industrial countries, known as the Plaza Accord, which coordinated the appreciation of their currencies against the dollar.
- CommentaryMar 9, 2015
President Hollande’s message on nuclear deterrence: in a dangerous world, France does not intend to lower its guard.
- ReportBy John McLaughlinMar 6, 2015
In Chapter 3 of Rocky Harbors: Taking Stock of the Middle East in 2015, John McLaughlin looks at how the roles of the world's great powers are evolving in the Middle East.