Foreign Policy

Commonwealth Delusion Threatens Britain’s Future in Europe

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It is said that men tire of the good and afflict themselves with the bad. Directionless restlessness is a fundamental characteristic of all body politics and nowhere has this been more evident than in the narrowly defeated referendum on Scottish Independence where the desire for “change” with the existing system was frequently raised in support… Read More »

UK Schengen Opt-out Bad for British Business

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Those who plan for a city to achieve great empire ought with all industry to endeavour to make it full of inhabitants, for without this abundance of men, one can never succeed in making a city great.  Niccolò Machiavelli, Discourses on Livy In Discourses on Livy, Niccolo Machiavelli analyzed the writings of the early Roman… Read More »

Czech Republic: In and Out of Europe

While Britain under Cameron’s Tories threatens to uncouple from the heart of Europe, are there similar tensions brewing in Central Europe? Firstly, what is Central Europe? After the fall of the former communist regime and the establishment of the Czech Republic, the central European concept was not really applied. People often spoke of Western Europe… Read More »