Has Putin won? In the short term, so it seems. In the long run it is much more uncertain because Western confidence in the Russian President, and in Russia, has evaporated.
On 4th June, the European Commission recommended that Albania be granted candidate status to EU member states. This is a particularly difficult time for the country to aim at joining the club.
To halt or reverse integration would in some cases require the treaties to be reformed, a step that many governments are reluctant to take for fear of the ensuing referendums. The real battle for Europe is beginning now.
The election of Narendra Modi in India has marked the arrival of another nationalist at the head of a BRIC. This new BRIC nationalism is accompanied in many cases by the attempts to boost the economies of these countries, with various formulas.
Europe needs to change, to reinvent itself. That is the message of the European elections. Towards another Europe, a combination of more Europe in some ways, less in others, and especially, a better Europe. But the election results are discouraging.
The Elcano Global Presence Index methodology is always under review. In its military component, modern warfare and the latest trends in force projection pose an extraordinary challenge for future measurements.
What solution is possible for a stable and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians? Is the end of the two-state solution?
The Scottish independence movement is different from others in Europe. It has to do a lot with compassion, empowerment and equal opportunities in education.