Bedevilled by debt and facing high unemployment, weak growth, and high deficits, the second-largest economy in the Eurozone was struggling to overcome the effects of the financial crisis. That struggle continues even as voters prepare to choose Hollande’s successor.
Erdogan’s victory in the referendum shows the power of a leader channeling the national interest to take back the state. It is another expression of the populist trend sweeping across the Atlantic and the European continent and positions Erdogan closer to Nigel Farage, Donald Trump or Marine Le Pen than it does to Arab dictators in neighbouring Middle-Eastern countries.
Seeing Russia’s growing influence within cyber space, Léo-Paul Jacob provides an overview of the threats NATO may have to face in the near future.
Juthika Hasan explores the recently ratified CETA, what it contains, and what that might mean for Canadians.
In the past year, Europe has experienced a surge of support for right-wing populist parties. Mary Zelenova highlights the common themes in the platforms of these parties.
The United Kingdom has 2 years to secure trade deals outside the EU in light of Brexit. British Prime Minister Theresa May is looking to a defense agreement with Turkey as a first step.