Erinumber • Mai 2012

What will Obama do in foreign policy?

The first question about an Obama second term is whether he will be able to preserve U.S. interests in the continuing turmoil of the Middle East. But a second is whether his implicit calculation that the autocracies of Russia and China will remain stable for another five years will prove accurate.

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What will Putin do in foreign policy?

It is tempting to say there will be no major change in Moscow’s foreign policy. However, each of the three previous four-year presidential terms – two of Putin and one Medvedev’s – has been marked by a different policy toward the West.

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Angela’s flashes

Chancellor Merkel knows perfectly well that possible EU reforms are profoundly important political issues, and hugely controversial. But she has decided that only with fundamental reforms can European monetary union survive.

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