The article first published in americanthinker.com on 03/23/2017. The Dutch elections of last March 15 were billed around Europe and beyond as a battle royal between the forces of populist evil, as represented by Geert Wilders and his Freedom Party (PVV), and virtually everybody else in
About a month ago, it looked like the European Union had finally come up with a winning hand in the Western Balkans. The EU’s preferred choice for Macedonian prime minister, Zoran Zaev, managed to come up with the support needed to form a government,
“Russia might be the leverage point for the recovery of Europe, we, the Russians are more Europeans, than the Europeans themselves. We are Christians, ancestors of the Greek philosophy” Alexander Dugin In politics prose comes more naturally than rare moments of romance or
Throughout the election campaign, candidate Donald Trump was berated for suggesting that NATO was redundant and for implying that the US would pull its forces out of Europe. In stark contrast, President Trump has already made moves to strengthen NATO and significantly boost Western security.
It is now one month after Trump’s swearing in ceremony and while it is certainly far too early to draw any specific conclusions about his foreign policy, it may not be unreasonable to try to at least sketch out the contours of what we have
Greece lied its way into the euro launch in 2001, cloaking its unsound public finances from the EU’s nearly blind eye. The boost to credibility allowed Greece to borrow its way to unsustainable growth and exorbitant spending. The financial crisis of 2008 tore away the
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is closing in on capturing the executive presidency he has long desired and codifying it in law with a new constitution. But, whether or not Erdogan emerges victorious in Turkey’s upcoming constitutional referendum, the country will still be faced
Immigrants boost the GDP of the countries that receive them, usually by more than the immigrants earn. Immigrants bring new customs and new perspectives, adding to cultural diversity. Immigration expands opportunities to mix and mingle. Moreover, inter-ethnic violence, like all other violence, is generally declining