The Great Debate UK

Intelligence cooperation: time to ask the hard questions

June 29, 2010


Judith Sunderland, senior Western Europe researcher for Human Rights Watch, has worked extensively on counterterrorism issues. The opinions expressed are her own.

Sovereign default risk, fact or fiction?

May 14, 2010

Jane Foley is research director at The opinions expressed are her own.-

German elections bring forward a possible stalemate situation for EMU

April 28, 2010

Jane Foley is research director at The opinions expressed are her own.-

from FaithWorld:

Focus turns to pope as German, Dutch sex abuse scandals unfold

March 11, 2010

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Pope Benedict XVI in the Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, 2 Feb 2010/Max Rossi

from MacroScope:

Brit shock horror: euro to survive

March 10, 2010

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Britons have never really got the euro zone. "Its not really going to happen, is it?" was a typical question from a City analyst to Reuters back in the mid-90s. The political drive behind the creation of the monetary union was beyond many in eurosceptic Britain.

Greece loses a major incentive to stay within EMU

January 28, 2010

cr_mega_503_JaneFoley-150x150Jane Foley is research director of The opinions expressed are her own.-

Getting to grips with the post-Cold War security threat

November 6, 2009

johnreid -John Reid, formerly the UK Defence Secretary and Home Secretary, is MP for Airdrie and Shotts, and Chairman of the Institute for Security and Resilience Studies at University College, London. The opinions expressed are his own. –

The fall of the Berlin Wall, on November 9, 1989, was one of history’s truly epochal moments. During what became a revolutionary wave sweeping across the former Eastern Bloc countries, the announcement by the then-East German Government that its citizens could visit West Germany set in train a series of events that led, ultimately, to the demise of the Soviet Union itself.

from Commentaries:

Germans vote for change; will they get it?

September 27, 2009

angieGermans have voted for change. A centre-right government with a clear parliamentary majority will replace the ungainly grand coalition of conservatives and Social Democrats that ran Europe's biggest economy for the last four years.

German elections too close to call

September 24, 2009

Erik Kirschbaum– Erik Kirschbaum is a Reuters correspondent in Berlin. –

Has this been dullest German election campaign in decades or the most exciting?  Has the battle for power in Berlin between Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier that concludes with Sunday’s election been a memorable showdown or a forgettably boring contest?

from Commentaries:

“Tobin tax” gaining ground in Europe

September 21, 2009

No longer just a hopeless cause for anti-capitalist activists, the idea of a global tax on financial transactions is gaining ground in Europe.