All posts in Perspectives

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July 19, 2016, by Jonathan Mills

There are four ‘free movements’ (also called freedoms) that are intrinsic and indivisible with regard to the EU. These are the free movement of: Trade, Capital, People and Services. They […]


Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his coat of many colours

July 19, 2016, by Patrick Brigham

At present, it is hard to think of the Turkish President in glowing terms, mainly because his power stems from street violence, and the many vociferou ...

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Whitehall whitewash or downright lies?

July 8, 2016, by Patrick Brigham

We can all start to wonder – now the Brexit is over and the Sir John Chilcot report is back in the public eye – what has happened to the [ ...

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Jonathan Mills’s three Points to Ponder

July 8, 2016, by Jonathan Mills

Points to Ponder: We hear a lot these days about how a person is “proud to be [insert nationality]”, but who has a greater right to make t ...

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    The dangerous decade: Russia-Nato relations 2014 to 2024
    July 8, 2016, by Gustav Gressel of the ECFR

    Russia’s invasion and annexation of Crimea and its subsequent military invasion of the Donbas sent shockwaves through NATO, bringing an end to the idea of strategic partnership with Russia. Moscow’s […]

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    Brexit: The foreign policy implications
    June 25, 2016, by Mark Leonard of the ECFR

    The people have spoken. But the June 23 vote to leave the European Union is only the beginning of what will be a long and uncertain process of divorce. David Cameron’s […]

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    The day after Britain said no
    June 24, 2016, by Beata Balogova of The Slovak Spectator

    Nobody can tell exactly what Europe will look like after Brexit – the abstract little word that the media and politicians have been repeating without end – becomes reality. At […]