Category Archives: International Affairs

It’s Not Me, It’s EU

Last Thursday, Professor Jan-Werner Müller of the Politics Department at Princeton echoed a statement that resounds through the ranks of EU politicians and academics alike. Something deep, dark, and authoritarian is brewing in the depths of Central-Eastern Europe: a foreboding regime reminiscent of the interwar years. As he claims in his article, “The Problem with Poland,” it supposedly threatens the

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China on the Rise? Think Again

Dr. Michael Auslin, resident scholar and director of Japanese Studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), visited the University of Pennsylvania on February 4 to talk about his new book entitled, The End of the Asian Century: War, Stagnation, and the Risks to the World’s Most Dynamic Region. Auslin, also AEI’s specialist in Asian regional security and political issues, centered

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Achtung, Angela!

If we’re talking major international blunders, Germany’s history isn’t exactly stellar. Collective guilt in the wake of World Wars I and II brought the country to its knees, seizing every opportunity to manifest itself as a direct opposition to its past: as the ultra-socialist disaster that was East Germany; as a bureaucratic, anti-patriotic EU powerhouse; and, courtesy of Angela Merkel,

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