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Homo Iratus: The dawn and dusk of the Anglo-American liberal project?

While the American and British standing as leading liberal nations has been irreversibly eroded, it belongs to younger generations to find a common voice and a way to heal the damage and fix the rift caused by their angry progenitors: the Anglo-American Homo Iratus. Continue reading

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The EU Federation of Planets: Between aspiration, hope, and reality

In the era of widespread fake news and willing believers, Picard’s noble and wise pronouncement could be easily ascribed to the EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, the German chancellor Angela Merkel, or any other influential European politician and many would be believe it. Continue reading

To Brexit or not: The hollow European Union referendum debate and state security

The WWIII imagined by David Cameron could only happen with the UK as a member of NATO, in or out of the European Union. As for Boris Johnson’s fears of Turkey ever joining the EU, he needs to remember that Turkey is part of NATO. Likewise, the wider debate on security has been uncomfortably hollow. All things remaining equal, perhaps it is better for you to follow your heart when voting. If state security was in your mind when casting your vote, we hope you found this post useful. Continue reading

Letting the boat migrants drown: the new British and European policy

The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom: “We do not support planned search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean.”
Ironically,1) the UK enjoys a lead in the maritime security sector; 2) the UK could have put forward the proposal to outsource search-and-rescue to a consortium of British firms; and 3) the UK could have thus exerted some form of informal control over the running of the contract. Continue reading