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July 5, 2012

Economic Crises
Fraying European Unity

The financial and political crisis facing Europe can only be redressed with further eurozone integration that the continent’s publics may not be ready for, says CFR’s Charles A. Kupchan.

November 12, 2007

Germany
Kupchan: Mood of U.S. Ties with France, Germany Improve with ‘Slim Pickings’ on Substance

Charles A. Kupchan, CFR’s top Europe expert, sees major improvements in the mood of U.S.-Europe relations, but, he cautions,  there are only “slim pickings” to show on policy issues like Iran and Afg…

March 12, 2012

United Kingdom
How to Read the British State Visit

Afghanistan, Syria, and Iran top the agenda during British Prime Minister David Cameron’s visit to Washington this week. CFR’s Charles Kupchan notes an alignment of views on those issues but growing …

May 20, 2011

Europe and Eurasia
In Obama’s European Trip, Mideast Echoes

President Obama’s upcoming European trip will aim to reassure European allies about transatlantic ties and forge consensus on supporting and sustaining democratic reforms in the Middle East, says CFR…

April 4, 2011

Libya
Libya’s Strains on NATO

France, Britain, and other NATO nations are now heading the Libya mission, but strains among members could be amplified if NATO tries to increase support for the rebels and the coalition still hasn’t…

March 15, 2011

Japan
Japan’s Crisis for Nuclear Power

An extraordinary series of events has caused Japan’s nuclear crisis but it appears backup safety systems were flawed, says nuclear expert Charles Ferguson. He expects the disaster to slow some nucle…

November 17, 2010

Iraq
A Tenuous Deal in Iraq

Despite a walkout by political leader Ayad Allawi, the Iraq power-sharing deal can hold if Prime Minister Maliki keeps his word and if the formation of a new government stir up frictions among rival …

October 19, 2010

Security Alliances
Can NATO Nudge Russia Westward?

The French-Russian-German summit in Deauville this week sought to bring Russia closer to the West. Russia accepted an invitation to next month’s NATO summit, but CFR’s Charles Kupchan says Moscow que…

July 21, 2010

Afghanistan
U.S.-UK: A Difficult Duet in Afghanistan

U.S. President Obama and British Prime Minister Cameron share the predicament of leading an unpopular war in Afghanistan at a time of swelling debt, says CFR’s Charles Kupchan, who adds that the econ…

April 30, 2010

International Organizations
Crisis for Europe in Greek Debt?

The IMF and European leaders have gotten serious about Greece’s debt, says CFR’s Charles Kupchan. But the crisis also raises concerns about the eurozone’s unity.