Punching Above Its Weight? Russia and Power

No single day is passing by without Russia making the headlines for interfering into the domestic affairs of other states: hacking elections, links with the Trump campaign, cyber attacks, airstrikes in Syria, financing radical right parties … For a researcher these daily reports are no doubt a source of frustration: there is fairly little conclusive […]

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The Trump Effect

US President Donald Trump is, of course, an authoritarian, a racist, a misogynist, a nationalist, a reactionary and so on and so forth. But as regards his impact on the European wave of authoritarian populism, represented by the likes of Marine Le Pen, Mr Wilders or the German Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), he’s beginning to […]

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A European Declaration of Independence

Before taking office, Donald Trump gave interviews to European newspapers suggesting that he would endorse the breakdown of the European Union. Members of his transition team, in their first contacts with Brussels and other European capitals, even asked, in a provocative way, which other countries would be following the Brexit route. On the other side […]

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