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  • Global Europe
  • President Trump

Beware clashes of big-power nationalisms in 2017 – with Europe stuck in the middle

2017 will see the clash of big-power nationalisms, triggered by Donald Trump’s forthcoming inauguration as the 45th President of the United States. The most immediately striking characteristic of the Trump administration is its attitude to China. During the campaign the President-elect threatened to impose very high tariffs on Chinese imports. But his decision to abandon… Read article ›

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  • Global Europe
  • President Trump

Challenge Trump to an innovation race, and avoid a trade war

Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the United States presidential election has put global climate negotiators on the back foot. The President-elect’s promise to pull the United States out of last year’s Paris Agreement and his unabashed enthusiasm for coal slowed the momentum that negotiators had hoped to sustain at this year’s climate change talks in… Read article ›

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  • Global Europe
  • Views from the Capitals

Estonia’s Nordic dream

Estonia has long looked to the Nordic countries, mainly Sweden and Finland, for inspiration and belonging, rather than forging a common identity with its Baltic neighbours. Historically, Estonia has been shaped by the “good old Swedish times”, a national myth referring to the period from the 16th century to the early 18th century, when Estonia’s territory was under Swedish rule. Significant reforms were introduced during this time, including the establishment of… Read article ›