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Image: Slovenia and Croatia standoff over naval boundaries
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Slovenia and Croatia standoff over naval boundaries

Despite the strong admonition that countries should resolve border disputes before joining the European Union, Slovenia and Croatia failed to reach an agreement regarding the Bay of Piran before becoming a part of the EU. Tensions over the two countries’ boundaries have been on the… Keep Reading

Title Image: German Chancellor Angela Merkel Martin Schulz shaking hands before their TV debate in Berlin in September. Photo: Reuters
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Merkel releases outline for the formation of a governing coalition

On Friday, Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, was able to compose an agreeable 28-page policy outline for a potential parliamentary coalition. The document covers key issues such as taxes, the Eurozone, and migration. The breakthrough comes at a fortunate time for Merkel, whose party… Keep Reading

Image Turkey attempts to reset relations in Europe with meetings in France, Germany
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Turkey attempts to reset relations in Europe with meetings in France, Germany

This Friday and Saturday both Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Turkish foreign minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu were in Europe, France and Germany respectively, attempting to improve strained relations with their European allies. Friday, Erdoğan met with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris. Nominally, the meeting was an… Keep Reading

Image Has there been a shift in Europe's balance of power? [John MACDOUGALL / AFP]
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Has there been a shift in Europe’s balance of power?

In 2017, several noteworthy elections occurred across Europe. Arguably, the two most significant were the French presidential and German federal elections. The results hold the potential to revive Europe’s drive towards greater integration by shifting the balance of influence within the European Union. In the… Keep Reading

Image Putin squashes main political opponent, but at what cost? [AFP/Andrey BORODULIN]
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Putin squashes main political opponent, but at what cost?

On December 6, 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the industrial city of Nizhny Novgorod, approximately 250 miles east of Moscow, to address an enthusiastic crowd of auto workers. Surrounded by supporters, Putin made the widely anticipated announcement that he would seek re-election in the… Keep Reading

Image Russia’s recession ends as Putin prepares for another term [Image by http://en.putin.kremlin.r]
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Russia’s recession ends as Putin prepares for another term

Lima Charlie Business | Russia As 2017 comes to a close, Russia will have attained positive growth for the first time in two years, signaling the end of its economic depression. Placing this malaise behind them, the Russians are preparing for another milestone, the re-election… Keep Reading

Image What can we expect from Trump’s National Security Strategy? [Lima Charlie News]
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What can we expect from Trump’s National Security Strategy?

The Trump administration released its “America First” National Security Strategy (NSS) this week. Many are scratching their heads trying to figure out what exactly is the “America First” vision. The America First vision is complex, mixed with both continuities from previous strategies combined with President… Keep Reading

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President Trump’s National Security Strategy – the New Cold War

On December 18th, the Trump administration revealed its new National Security Strategy (NSS). For politicos and history buffs alike, it held few surprises. If summarized in a non nuanced fashion, one could say that the 68 page long document is a very conservative approach to… Keep Reading

Image UK backs Poland over European Union sanction (Reuters Photo)
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UK backs Poland over European Union sanction

Just hours after the EU began moving to sanction Poland, British Prime Minister Theresa May assured Poles that the U.K. supports them, and affirmed their right to amend their constitution. Mrs. May cemented her government’s support for Poland by signing a defense-intelligence cooperation treaty on… Keep Reading

Image Race to Moon and Mars peaks public, private sectors (Image: REUTERS/Carlos Barria)
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Race to Moon and Mars peaks public, private sectors

Last week Japanese aerospace startup ispace set a record for fundraising by a commercial space exploration company raising $90.2 million in its latest (Series A) round of fundraising. This exceeded SpaceX’s highest raise of $12.1 million. Ispace, competing in the Google Lunar XPRIZE, is seeking… Keep Reading

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