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Mark Leonard

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Why Crimea matters NEW
Mark Leonard 1 Week, 9 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
The annexation of Crimea could begin the dissolution of the western-led international order.
How to help Ukraine help itself NEW
Mark Leonard 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 19 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
The courage of Ukrainian citizens must be met with generosity from the West in the form of open markets, visa-free travel and help in reforming a broken system. But Westerners must do it in a way that empowers Ukrainian citizens.
To see Obama’s legacy, look to Europe NEW
Mark Leonard 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
To see where Barack Obama has had the most transformative effect as president, look to European politics, where leaders are rising to power in his image.
The revenge of the German elite NEW
Mark Leonard 2 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 13 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
A push by Germany's elite for a more aggressive foreign policy stance faces one challenge today: the opposition of a non-intervening public.
Seven reasons why the Arab uprisings are eclipsing western values NEW
Mark Leonard 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 8 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Protesters in the Middle East are increasingly using western-style freedoms and technologies to reject the liberal tenets of the West.
Europe’s self-hating parliament NEW
Mark Leonard 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 16 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Whether or not Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders are functioning as Europe’s answer to Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz, the Euroskeptic bloc could end up being more damaging than the Tea Party.
The NSA and the weakness of American power NEW
Mark Leonard 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
The public outrage that the NSA has spawned could be more damaging to the transatlantic relationship than the Iraq war was a decade ago.
On Iran, Obama’s bigger challenge is with his allies NEW
Mark Leonard 6 Months, 20 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
When it comes to the Middle East, Obama’s thorniest problems come not from his enemies, but from his friends.
Merkel’s anti-mandate NEW
Mark Leonard 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 21 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Rather than provide a mandate for the direction of Germany or Europe, this week’s election has muddied the political waters.
Syria and the politicization of British foreign policy NEW
Mark Leonard 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
The main reason that the Syrian campaign was voted down yesterday is not that Britain wants to retreat from the world -- but that the case David Cameron put forward was incoherent, and the political management of the government was faulty.
Do democracies have the guts for diplomacy on Syria? NEW
Mark Leonard 10 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 24 Minutes ago
It will be impossible to de-escalate the crisis in Syria by sticking to the comfortable pronouncements of Western politicians.
UK Independence Party renews culture wars NEW
Mark Leonard 11 Months, 1 Week, 17 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
The UK Independence Party has burst onto center stage to capture almost a quarter of the votes in local elections in Britain, threatening to upset the stable two-party system in a small part of a political backlash against globalization and interdepe...
Protests in France are more than a battle over culture NEW
Mark Leonard 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 19 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
With economic and political spheres surrendered to global markets and German politicians, the protesters in France may be trying to reclaim ownership of the cultural sphere by seizing on the gay marriage proposal.
Revolt of the technocrats NEW
Mark Leonard 11 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
A group of German political activists who gathered this weekend to launch an anti-euro party is betting that Merkel’s refusal to countenance change will provide fertile ground for opposition.
The Europeanization of America NEW
Mark Leonard 1 Year, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
The truth is that while values and interests have divided Europeans and Americans, it is austerity and the prospect of decline that have brought them back together.
The State of the Union and the end of persuasion NEW
Mark Leonard 1 Year, 2 Months, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Although Barack Obama’s prodigious oratorical skills recall politicians of centuries past, the purpose of his rhetoric is different. His goal is not to change minds but to identify all the people who already agree with him and painstakingly cra...
Cameron’s backward-looking speech NEW
Mark Leonard 1 Year, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 7 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron’s long-awaited speech about Europe is a miscalculation that will leave everyone frustrated.
In 2013, the great global unraveling NEW
Mark Leonard 1 Year, 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
After two decades of globalization, this year will see each of the big political theaters re-erecting barriers and focusing more on domestic repairs than on global expansion.
New world, same old Israel NEW
Mark Leonard 1 Year, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
The language of Israel’s politicians, the brutal efficiency of its bombing campaign and the asymmetrical death count all echo Israel’s campaigns in the past. But the political dynamics surrounding this assault could not be more different.
China and U.S. face mirror-image leadership challenges NEW
Mark Leonard 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 19 Minutes ago
Although they look like opposites, the United States and China suffer from the same problems: They are introspective, self-destructive and interdependent. China’s ying is often the cause of America’s yang. The big question facing the world this w...