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Denmark elections Courtesy: News Øresund - Johan Wessman
2 July 2015

Europe’s growing Right resurgence

Elections in Denmark in June have brought a right-wing coalition to power. These poll results reflect a trend across Europe of the rise of right-wing parties that are tapping into anti-immigrant sentiment and Islamophobia, both portrayed as responsible for a declining economy. It is time for Europe to stop blaming the victims and introspect

Foreign Affairs March 2014 Courtesy: Foreign Affairs
4 April 2014

Eastern Europe Goes South

Many eastern European states who are part of the EU and were admitted only after being deemed compliant with the Copenhagen criteria have seen political parties in these countries become increasingly illiberal

neelam pirate party Courtesy: Delhiiterock/WikimediaCommons
13 November 2013

The rise of the anti-party party

The debut of the Aam Aadmi Party must not cloud the reality that even after a movement transitions into a party, it still has to play the game of hard politics. Anti-party parties such as the AAP make coalition-building more difficult, as was recently evident in Germany and Italy, and is now the scenario in Delhi

EU Albania Nomad Tales Courtesy: Nomad Tales/Flickr
22 July 2013

The “Albanian Question” – The Turn in Tirana

Without a realistic prospect of an EU membership soon, Albanian nationalism could gain an upper hand, resulting in chaos in south-eastern Europe. Why must the EU, despite having lesser influence on the region than the U.S., initiate accession negotiations with all countries in the region willing to join the union?

“Europe has lessons to learn from India” Courtesy: Nicolas Véron
20 November 2012

“Europe has lessons to learn from India”

The deterioration of growth prospects is at the core of the financial crisis in Europe. Can Europe successfully form a banking and monetary union? Gateway House interviews Nicolas Véron, a French economist, to discuss the repercussions of the financial crisis in Europe and the potential for Indo-EU cooperation.

9,11 section pakistan_0 Courtesy: WTCTributeinLight/WikimediaCommons
10 September 2011

Europe after a decade

From the Pakistani Press, Shada Islam writes on the Muslims in Europe after 9/11. Largely unnoticed until then, 9/11 thrust the spotlight on Europe’s 20 million-strong Muslim community and the seven million or so Muslim Americans who suddenly found themselves in the eye of the storm.

The new world order Courtesy: Moyogo/WikimediaCommons
26 September 2010

The new world order

Tribal ties - history, race, ethnicity, religion, culture - are becoming more important than borders. Regions that share these tribal ties are grouping together and slowly eliminating the relevance of political borders.