Europe & Eurasia

An Assassinated Nazi & a Church Martyr

Americans who, as they watch their giant screen televisions or drive their SUVs to the Outback for dinner, complain about…

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What’s Hounding Baskerville?

On reading Stephen Baskerville’s view of Brexit and its wake, I hear the sound of an axe grinding. I can’t tell what the axe is, but its grinding is loud and unmistakeable: it sounds through a relentless lack of charity. Quite what’s hounding Dr Baskerville, I do not know and will not presume to speculate. But the distorting effects are right up-front, and I must gainsay them.

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The French Officers are Back

The French officers are not satisfied with a mere recognition of their technical qualities. They are clamoring for their legitimate return into the political arena.

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Churchill, FDR, and the Atlantic Charter

Nearly two years after the start of the Second World War—with most of continental Europe under German occupation—Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill held their first wartime meeting, where they drafted the Atlantic Charter.

Central Eastern Europe Needs Engaged United States
Central and Eastern Europe Needs an Engaged United States

Many American officials have concluded that issues in Central and Eastern Europe have been fixed once and for all and that they can “check the box” and move on to other more pressing strategic issues. Relations have been so close that many on both sides assume that the region’s transatlantic orientation, as well as its stability and prosperity, would last forever. That view is premature.

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Turkey’s Democratic Debt to NATO

Turkey’s relationship to NATO is edging toward the brink of collapse: caught in a miasma of Islamic radicalism, power-grabbing, and naïve foreign policy.

God, Mrs. Thatcher and Brexit, Too: Review of Filby’s God & Mrs. Thatcher
God, Mrs. Thatcher and Brexit, Too

In her book God & Mrs. Thatcher, Dr. Eliza Filby recognizes this tendency to perceive Margaret Thatcher as some ahistorical persona present in all of Britain’s affairs.

Three French Presidents, a Cardinal & a Martyr
Three French Presidents, a Cardinal & a Martyr

It’s somewhat unusual to see many senior French officials together in church. But three French presidents attended the mass at…

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Britain’s Referendum and the Eighteenth Brumaire of Theresa May

No election has conferred Theresa May with any mandate. On the contrary, the voters who did say something quite different now have virtually no control over how the politicians who refused to lead on Brexit now manipulate the results for their own purposes.