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27-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Commentary | 11:30 AM
There are many striking parallels between the 2010-2011 “Arab Spring” and the Brexit referendum, Donald Trump’s election, and the far-right resurgence across Europe. In each case, an old order fell, [...]
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24-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Commentary | 10:00 AM
On March 27, the United Nations will start negotiations on an international treaty to ban nuclear weapons. The nuclear weapon states will finally be put to the test: Will they [...]
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23-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Commentary | 11:49 AM
While the EU tries to weather a populist, nationalist storm that threatens its core institutions, some of its most important strategic allies have injected more uncertainty into the current political [...]
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21-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Commentary | 3:49 PM
Opponents of immigration into the EU typically make one or more of four arguments: immigrants are weakening Christian values, undermining liberal democratic institutions, bringing terrorism, and burdening public budgets. But [...]
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21-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Commentary | 1:00 PM
European leaders, having suddenly awoken to new realities in the Balkans, are calling for increased engagement in the region to maintain stability and push back against Russian influence. But it [...]
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20-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Commentary | 2:30 PM
At the end of this month, EU leaders will gather in Italy to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. The leaders should seize the opportunity to reflect [...]
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20-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Commentary | 1:30 PM
At the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos in January, Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke in defense of globalization and offered a vision of inclusive, sustainable development. But can [...]
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17-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Commentary | 12:30 PM
There is a growing consensus that the first genuine crisis of Donald Trump’s presidency could involve North Korea. Strategic patience, the approach toward the Korean Peninsula that has characterized successive [...]
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15-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Commentary | 2:30 PM
The bid by Poland's de facto leader, Jarosław Kaczyński, to derail Donald Tusk's reelection as European Council President has ended in a humiliating defeat. We can now expect the Polish [...]
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13-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Commentary | 4:00 PM
US President Donald Trump has apparently decided to increase the pressure on North Korea, rather than make good on his campaign rhetoric and speak directly with North Korean leader Kim [...]
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13-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Commentary | 2:20 PM
The populist agenda is based on the deeply flawed premise that international cooperation and international trade are zero-sum games, producing only winners and losers. In fact, cooperation and trade can [...]
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13-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Commentary | 12:50 PM
The counter-model to a "closed society" is withering fast. The West faces an existential threat not from immigrants, Islam, or NGOs, but from the people – Viktor Orbán, Marine Le [...]
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