Today’s democratic governments appear less legitimate and their longevity less assured than ever.
With Trump, Time to Reinvent the European Trade Policy Politique étrangère, Vol. 82, No. 1, Spring 2017
The new American administration’s protectionist tendencies need to be taken seriously.
Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election is an expression of the crisis of American democracy.
The Mediterranean is currently an intersection of upheavals and crises. Destabilization on its southern shores, uncontrolled migrations, simmering hostilities in the east surrounding exploitation of energy resources, military presence of all the great world powers (from...
Chinese presence in the Mediterranean is increasing: propositions for cooperation forums with various southern European countries, investment in port terminals, military maneuvering, evacuation of citizens, etc.
Current hostilities between the United States, NATO and Russia, though they might not be at Cold War levels, do indicate real danger. NATO’s continued expansion toward the east and the deployment of defensive American antimissiles in Europe constitute serious strategic problems for Moscow.
Brexit: What Happened? What is Going to Happen? Politique étrangère, Vol. 81, No. 4, Winter 2016-2017
The Brexit referendum demonstrated the fundamental reticence of the British to embrace the ethos underpinning the European construction, the powerlessness of politicians to explain it clearly to the public, the particular difficulties of the main political parties involved, as well as the...
Only recently, Latin America seemed to embody an inexorable movement towards political democratization, towards a decrease in stark inequalities as well as greater involvement in the global economy. But the dream remains unrealized.
During the 2000s, Brazil's economy took off, with growth driven primarily by strong Chinese demand for commodities. Within a decade, the Brazilian middle class increased from 30% to 50% of the population.