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Why the EU must fashion a tough pre-Trump agenda

Lulled by the opinion polls and its own wishful thinking, Europe expected US foreign policy continuity following a Hillary Clinton victory. Now, Europeans must awaken to the unpredictable change and volatility a Donald Trump presidency will bring. The EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini tweeted her reaction only minutes after Hillary Clinton conceded defeat. It… Read article ›

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The Philippines’ new President: one step backward, two steps forward?

After six years of steady economic growth, political stability and apparent efforts to improve governance and confront difficult domestic and foreign security threats under the administration of Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III, it seems there are now ample reasons for anxiety about the Philippines under Rodrigo Duterte. The landslide victory of the long-serving Davao city mayor… Read article ›

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