Thinking global, living local: Voices in a globalized world

  • Thinking Europe’s 1st World Problems

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    European think tanks held their big annual shindig this week at the Brussels Think Tank Dialogue, including not only those of the EU bubble, but also major national organizations such as the French Institute for International Affairs (IFRI) and the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP). On display […]

  • Merkel vs. Schulz: Is the Lady for Turning?

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    Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, attempts to speak at the Brussels Think Tank Forum. The microphone fails, he is unfazed. “This must be Angela Merkel,” he jokes, she wouldn’t want his message to get out.   You have probably never heard of Mr Schulz. That’s too bad because […]

  • Europe’s double standard

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    The European reaction to 9/11 was very strong, much more so than to other catastrophes and massacres. Why ? As an idealistic 16 year old high school student at that time, the answer I found disillusioned me. Class had just started after the summer holidays at my high school in […]