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Germany’s Retrograde Record on Gay Rights

Germany’s Retrograde Record on Gay Rights

Alexander Görlach in New York Times on October 7, 2016

Across Western Europe, marriage equality is fast becoming the norm: From Scandinavia through the Netherlands and Denmark; even the Catholic countries of Ireland, France and Spain. But there’s one glaring exception: Germany. It stands out not only because it is the largest country in Western Europe, but also because on many measures, it is among the most progressive.

Europe after Brexit

Europe after Brexit

Sir Paul Tucker in Bruegel on August 30, 2016

CES Senior Fellow Sir Paul Tucker co-authors a report that leaves aside the issue of EU reform and focuses on the desirable EU-UK relationship after Brexit.

The week democracy died

The week democracy died

Yascha Mounk in Slate Magazine on August 15, 2016

Dark days this summer showed how government by the people—beset by illiberal populists on one side and undemocratic elites on the other—is poised for extinction. (AP Photo: Frank Augstein)

The Roots of Brexit

The Roots of Brexit

Peter A. Hall in Foreign Affairs on July 1, 2016

In their quest for the Conservative leadership, two rival Eton schoolboys have managed to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union—the first by calling for a referendum in 2013 in order to consolidate his hold over the leadership, and the second by joining the leadership of the Vote Leave campaign in order to hasten his rival’s downfall.

Jocelyne Cesari in The Guardian

April 27, 2016
"A Marshall plan for the Middle East?" The US once reached out to change Germany's status from enemy to ally. A similar strategy is now worth considering.
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