Regions / European Union
Yes, the far right performed well in Europe's elections. But wherever voters had a clear choice between economic democracy and right-wing xenophobia, they went left.
Nearly one-fifth of seats in the European Parliament will now be held by parties devoted to destroying it from within.
Events appear to be moving toward a political solution to the East-West standoff over Ukraine. But as Clausewitz once noted: “Against stupidity, no amount of planning will prevail.”
Ukraine is in the throes of a human rights crisis, with serious violations on both sides.
Throughout Europe, extremist right-wing parties have been on the rise and radical ideas are gaining traction.
Borders in Europe may appear immutable, but of course they are not.
Far from simply removing tariffs, the proposed “free trade” agreement between the United States and the European Union undermines representative democracy.
Even as we condemn the introduction of Russian troops in Crimea, we have to remember that the Cold War is over—and both sides must act that way.
The very fact that Ukrainian protesters can oust their leader and plunge their country into political uncertainty testifies to the diminished influence of the major international players trying to control outcomes in Kiev.
Climate change is literally melting down the list of available host venues for the Winter Olympics.