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March – April 2017

THE ARSONIST

 

EUROPE BY NUMBERS

Misery Loves Company

THE ARSONIST

 

NATALIE NOUGAYRÈDE

Republic at Stake

France’s presidential election stands out as a potentially earth-shattering event for the EU.

 

MARTIN MICHELOT AND MARTIN QUENCEZ

La Dédiabolisation

How Marine Le Pen turned the Front National into a force with a chance at France’s presidency.

 

MAYA VIDON-WHITE

Coffee at Trump Tower

Is Le Pen profiting from a Trump effect? Don’t bet on it.

 

CLAIRE DEMESMAY AND DANIELA SCHWARZER

Tandem Malfunction

The Franco-German alliance needs a reset.

CLOSE-UP

 

By BARBARA WESEL

Martin Schulz

The former president of the European Parliament is shaping up to be a formidable challenger to Chancellor Angela Merkel. But is he a winner?

WORLD ORDER

 

ULRICH SPECK

Enter the B Team

If the Trump administration turns its back on the world, other countries need to step up to defend the US-built liberal order.

BREXIT

 

NICOLAI VON ONDARZA

Breaking Good

Theresa May seeks a hard Brexit, but wants to retain access to the single market. It’s time for the EU to define its interests.

 

SOPHIA BESCH

A Quantum of Solace

London is likely to use its security assets as bargaining chips in the Brexit negotiations.

THE OSCE AND UKRAINE

 

CELESTE WALLANDER

“Does the OSCE Still Serve Its Purpose?”

In eastern Ukraine, Russia is supposed to be part of the peace process, even as it interferes with the OSCE’s mission.

 

NIKOLAUS VON TWICKEL

Mission Possible

The OSCE mission faces widespread distrust, but it could still succeed.

WORDS DON’T COME EASY

 

CARL NASMAN

“Snowflake”

Fragile, whiny, and weak: How the right-wing brands its critics.

GERMANY

 

RINA SOLOVEITCHIK

Little Russia

Germany’s Russlanddeutsche minority is no fifth column, but susceptible to the Kremlin’s propaganda.

ITALY

 

REGINA KRIEGER

Europe’s Bumblebee

Italy’s economy is defying the laws of gravity, but for how long?

EUROEPAN ENCOUNTERS

 

PAOLO GUERRIERI AND JOOST TAVERNE

“Solidarity Has a Strong Feel-Good Factor”

What we’re talking about when we talk about European solidarity.