Ukrainian aspirations towards European values and Western standards of living have been followed by difficult challenges and fundamental changes. After the EuroMaidan uprising in 2013-2014 Ukraine has faced the annexation of the Crimea and military conflict in the Donbas, deep economic crisis and political problems. Nevertheless, the crucial Agreement about the Association Treaty with the…

All too often I see Northern European liberals and conservatives blaming the people of Southern European states such as Greece for their current economic misery, and suggesting that if Greece lowered wages enough and deregulated enough, economic recovery would be swift. Although this attitude is in part correct, the reasoning behind it amongst sways of…

The United States and The European Union are currently negotiating the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, commonly referred to as TTIP, that aims to create the world’s largest free-trade zone. The ideas behind TTIP are straight forward, to simplify trade and investment, integrate countries and to strengthen economies. It aims to do so by reducing…

It seems as if each generation of western society has suffered a formative conflict. I dread that ours will be the war on terror. If this is so, we need find ways to understand its causes properly, and combat terrorism accordingly. Unfortunately, the political response thus far has been partially based on a false understanding…