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The horrific Paris attacks are shocking and deeply saddening. And when people’s security is threatened, governments sometimes need to curtail our freedom. But the measures taken ought to be targeted, proportionate and effective. Reimposing border controls (which would not have prevented the Paris attacks) and turning away refugees, many of whom are fleeing Islamic State […]

Posted 17 Nov 2015 in Blog, Europe, Foreign Policy, Immigration, terrorism
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My column for Foreign Policy argues that British exit from the EU is much more likely than people think Tweet

Posted 03 Nov 2015 in Blog, Brexit, Britain, Foreign Policy
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My column for Foreign Policy Tweet

Posted 26 Aug 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Foreign Policy, Germany, Greece
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Posted 26 Aug 2015 in Blog, Europe, Foreign Policy, Immigration
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The French and German views of the eurozone are irreconcilable. Rather than press for a fiscal and political union, the eurozone needs to accommodate national differences more. My column for Foreign Policy here Tweet

Posted 31 Jul 2015 in Blog, euro, Foreign Policy, France, Germany
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Offer Greece debt relief. My column for Foreign Policy Tweet

Posted 06 Jul 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Foreign Policy, Germany, Greece
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Posted 28 Jun 2015 in Blog, euro, Foreign Policy, Greece
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Yes, Greece needs reform, but that isn’t the real issue. If the creditors aren’t willing to be reasonable, default – even euro exit – is preferable to debt bondage. My latest column for Foreign Policy Tweet

Posted 12 Jun 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Foreign Policy, Greece
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Politically weak and economically in decline, the EU is fearfully turning inwards. It ought to be looking confidently outwards instead. My column for Brussels Times Tweet

Posted 04 Jun 2015 in Blog, Brussels Times, Europe, Foreign Policy
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Spanish voters are deserting corrupt, incompetent establishment parties. It’s time for a change. My column for Foreign Policy Tweet

Posted 30 May 2015 in Blog, Foreign Policy, Politics, Spain
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Britain’s election today is wide open. But whether we end up with a Conservative or Labour-led government, the SNP looks set to be a big winner in the years ahead. My column for Foreign Policy Tweet

Posted 07 May 2015 in Blog, Britain, Foreign Policy, Politics
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Posted 10 Apr 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Foreign Policy, Greece
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He claims “a sustained recovery is taking hold” in the eurozone. Really? My column for Foreign Policy Tweet

Posted 22 Mar 2015 in Blog, euro, Foreign Policy
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Posted 06 Mar 2015 in Blog, Democracy, euro, Foreign Policy
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From Greece to Spain to France, radical parties are making gains. And the Eurocrats have no one to blame but themselves. My latest column for Foreign Policy Tweet

Posted 04 Feb 2015 in Blog, euro, Foreign Policy, Greece, Politics, Spain
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Europe needs stimulus. But quantitative easing won’t make the eurozone’s real problems go away. My column for Foreign Policy Tweet

Posted 28 Jan 2015 in Blog, euro, Foreign Policy, Monetary Policy
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Foreign Policy, 21 January 2015. Europe needs stimulus. But quantitative easing won’t make the eurozone’s real problems go away.

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Foreign Policy, 8 January 2015. You don’t have to be a radical leftist to get that Athens needs debt relief. And a Syriza victory in this month’s elections might be the only way to get it.

Posted 14 Jan 2015 in euro, Foreign Policy, Greece, Published articles
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You don’t have to be a radical leftist to get that Athens needs debt relief. And a Syriza victory in this month’s elections might be the only way to get it. My column for Foreign Policy Tweet

Posted 14 Jan 2015 in Blog, euro, Foreign Policy, Greece
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ForeignPolicy.com, May 2007. From phantom security enhancements to a complicated points system that only a bureaucrat could love, the immigration compromise before the US Senate is worse than nearly every realistic alternative except one: more of the same.