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Understanding the future of the European defence industry

The June 2017 Reflection Paper on Defence showcases three possible scenarios for the evolution of EU cooperation in defence.

Europe Security

Why do terrorist attacks succeed?

Understanding why terrorist attacks succeed is essential in setting up long-term policies aimed at eradicating the Sunni extremist threat.

Europe Politics

Turkey’s influence network in Europe is leading to tension

President Erdogan uses Turkey religious network in Europe to expand the government monitoring of opposition figures and gain popular support.

Europe Politics

The risks of Finland’s populist downfall

The downfall of the populist Finns Party exposes potentially significant risks to political and societal stability for Finland.

Economics Europe Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Failure of largest lender only beginning of Azerbaijan’s worries

The failure of IBA highlights Azerbaijan’s exposure to interconnected risk in the financial and energy sectors as finances dwindle.

Europe Politics

President Macron will face an uphill start

Macron’s mandate will in part depend on the outcome of the June parliamentary elections. His liberal reforms are also likely to face a strong opposition.

Europe Politics

France’s legislative election: The vote that can change everything

Sunday night’s vote isn’t the only one to watch. The June 2017 legislative elections have the potential to lead to a major political shift in France.

Europe Politics

French elections: Why winning could be the easiest part for Macron

On May 7, France will vote to elect its president in a runoff between far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and the centrist Emmanuel Macron. Macron is predicted to win but will face political challenges to govern after the elections.

Economics Europe

Belarus will not be the “next Ukraine”

The weak status of Belarus’ opposition and the economic interest found in maintaining Russian interests indicate the country will remain stable.

Europe Politics

The French presidential election: The rise of the radicals

The campaign for the French presidential elections has been shaken by multiple political scandals and the overall weakening of traditional parties.