Trouble on the Hour, Every Hour

My essay on the bewildering array of troubles surrounding Europe, drawing on George Friedman‘s recent book Flashpoints, is featured in the latest edition of Overland magazine.

The end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Bloc had opened up whole swathes of Eastern Europe to the benefits of the European Union; the possibilities for expansion, both for the EU and for NATO, were endless. The sober light of EU economic and social management was shone across the old Iron Curtain and into the obscure corners of the Slavic zone. Or so many thought.

Read the full essay here:


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