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Brexit, Stage Left

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In 2013, United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister David Cameron pledged to hold a referendum on the UK’s membership in the European Union (EU), hoping to calm internal divisions in his Conservative Party (NYT). Following Cameron’s re-election in the 2015 parliamentary elections, he successfully pushed for legislation that called for a referendum on EU membership to […]

U.S. Weighs Increasing European Military Presence

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The U.S. military is considering locating heavy weaponry in Poland as a response to increased Russian militarism, according to Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak on Sunday (AP 1). The effort would store armored vehicles and weapons, enough to supply 5,000 troops, in several Eastern European countries, including Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Romania […]

EU Gets Tough on Migrant Smugglers

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Twice this year, migrant smugglers in the Mediterranean Sea brandished their weapons when Frontex, the European Union (EU) border agency, attempted to seize their boats (EU Observer 1). In response, Fabrice Leggeri, the Executive Director of Frontex, recently called for military protection for the agency’s border guards. The efforts to seize and destroy the boats […]