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France’s EU Economy-Finance Comissioner Discusses His Experiences and Visions Regarding the Future of Europe

By  Axel Krause   Paris, March 14, 2017 Picture credits: Geert Vanden Wiljngaert (AFP) This second of two interviews with two leaders is with Pierre Moscovici, who turns 60 in September and thus is of the same generation as seasoned US […]

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America’s Recent Envoy to the European Union Discusses His Experiences and Visions on the State of Trans-Atlantic Relations

By Axel Krause   Paris, March 13, 2017   Uncertainty.   No single word I think better summarizes the current state and mood on both sides of the Atlantic and notably as it relates

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America’s 45th President: Delusional, Disruptive & Anti-Democratic

By Robert J. Guttman February 1, 2017   The Statue of Liberty must surely be crying these days as our nation of immigrants is now turning away immigrants. Turning away immigrants from

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By Victoria David January 6, 2017 « The Spirit of New Orleans, that’s forever ». This one is from Allen Toussaint, singer and author of Yes We Can Can, the song that

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TRUMP’S TROUBLING TRANSITION: TWEETER IN CHIEF-ELECT

By Robert J. Guttman January 4, 2017   Will our new president decide to tweet his Inaugural Address on January 20th rather than giving it in person? Or will he give the

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Bulgaria To Inaugurate Reform Minded President: Judicial Reform is A Top Priority

By Robert J. Guttman December 14, 2016 While America will be inaugurating a new independent non-politician Donald Trump on January 20, 2017 so will the European Union and NATO member

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AMERICA’S 45TH PRESIDENT: WILL HE BE THE WORST EVER?

By Robert J. Guttman December 13, 2016   Will President Trump rank near the bottom with former presidents James Buchanan and Millard Fillmore and Andrew Johnson and Herbert Hoover? Or could he

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Resignations of Prime Ministers in Italy and France and a pro-EU vote in Austria, Set the Stage for Approaching Elections throughout Europe Pitting Rightist Populists Against Establishment Leaders

By Axel Krause   Paris, December 7, 2016   Until Sunday, what the BBC's European editor Katya Adler described as « screeching headlines » evoked a far-right, Nazi-inspired candidate for president swooping to power

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Trump-inspired, Nationalistic Populism Mounting Fast in Europe, Notably in Austria, Italy and France

By Axel Krause   Paris, December 1, 2016   Germany's influential magazine Der Spiegel online last week proclaimed Donald Trump's victory not only a « political earthquake » at home, but « bolstered both right-wing

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Trump Victory As Mandate for Change

By Barry D. Wood November 18, 2016 WASHINGTON: Historian Douglas Brinkley of Rice University describes the unexpected victory of Donald Trump as a social revolution comparable only to the election

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