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Interview with Charles Kupchan: Fraying European Unity

July 10th, 2012, News & Articles

Charles Kupchan

Europe is experiencing its worst major economic and political crisis since World War II, says CFR Europe expert Charles A. Kupchan. While the recent summit lays out “steps that at least for now appear to be calming the markets and pushing Europe in the right direction,” says Kupchan, there’s a real question about whether Europe’s publics are ready for further integration.

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Why Tunisia Is Important

June 11th, 2012, Comment & Analysis

Paul Sullivan

Tunisia is a small country. It has a population of about 10.6 million. It has not been a major part of world history since World War II. That is, until the country’s revolution of 2011 that by many accounts helped spark the revolutions in Libya, Egypt and beyond.

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Karim Emile Bitar

March 8th, 2011, Academia, Arabic, Asia, Beirut, Boston, Civil Society, English, Europe, Europe, France, French, Lebanon, Media, Migration and Integration, New York, North Africa and Middle East, North America, Paris, Religion, Terrorism, Think tank/Research center, USA, War and Conflict, Women's Rights

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Karim Emile Bitar is Research Fellow at IRIS, Institute for International and Strategic Relations. He graduated from France’s National School of Administration (1997-1999) and from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po).

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The key to restarting Turkey’s EU engine

March 7th, 2011, Comment & Analysis

Hugh Pope

The Cyprus reunification talks are getting stuck, again. But for Turkey this should no longer be a license to shrug, yawn and allow the standoff on the island to slide further towards partition. Contrary to public perceptions, the situation is not static. The diplomatic stalemate is forcing the dispute into an area that is strongly against Turkish national interests.

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The key to restarting Turkey's EU engine

March 7th, 2011, Comment & Analysis

Hugh Pope

The Cyprus reunification talks are getting stuck, again. But for Turkey this should no longer be a license to shrug, yawn and allow the standoff on the island to slide further towards partition. Contrary to public perceptions, the situation is not static. The diplomatic stalemate is forcing the dispute into an area that is strongly against Turkish national interests.

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The West and Russia: Real Rapprochement on the Horizon?

March 2nd, 2011, Comment & Analysis

Charles Kupchan

These are not the best of times for the Euro-Atlantic community. The European Union (EU) is struggling to shore up the Euro-zone – a task that has exposed worrisome political fissures and raised troubling questions about the overall health of the Union. Meanwhile, the United States is suffering through a prolonged economic downturn and an era of intense political polarization.

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