Articles and Op-Eds

A brave new dystopian world – 7/8/2021

Articles and Op-Eds August 7, 2021 Comments

Some refused to heed the warnings concerning the pandemic. Now the massive wildfires in Greece and elsewhere around the Mediterranean, on the heels of major floods in Northern Europe, are sounding a loud alarm. “No one is safe if we aren’t all safe,” was the takeaway from the pandemic. Now the implications of the new anthropogenic disasters are coming home…

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Strategic autonomy for Europe in the post-Trump era – 30/11/2020

Articles and Op-Eds December 1, 2020 Comments

The US election results brought great relief to the friends of American democracy (and liberal democracy in general) around the world. The election of an experienced, moderate, dignified, “institutional” new president, a decent man to boot, raises hopes in Europe. Especially since President-elect Joe Biden has a favorable view of international cooperation (Paris climate agreement, the Iran deal, treaties on…

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Two scenarios: Low expectations or utter dystopia – 7/11/2020

Articles and Op-Eds November 11, 2020 Comments

The first US election results contradicted most opinion polls, which predicted a far greater lead for the Democrats. The count so far lies at the lowest threshold of expectations. Yet another indication that America is becoming a society that traditional analytical tools struggle to explain, let alone predict. At this time, the odds remain in favor of Joe Biden but…

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