Thought Babble

“We Shall Fight Them From Our Houses…” The Pandemic’s Worrying Wartime Parallels

The struggle against the coronavirus over the past few months has consistently been defined as a “war” in Europe. Beyond Donald Trump’s insistence on qualifying as a “Wartime President”, Emmanuel Macron declared France “at war”, so too did Boris Johnson when stating that the British Government will “act like in wartime”. Decidedly, some in Europe […]

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The States at Play: EU and U.S. Trade Negotiations

In April’s EU-U.S. Trade Relations meeting, U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland joked that he approached an official in the European Commission and asked, “What time is it?” The official promptly responded, “No.” With relations stalling on no(t yet), what can we look forward to seeing in upcoming EU-U.S. trade negotiations? Following the end […]