For Europe and Asia, There’s a New Sheriff in Town

If anarchy begets hegemony, then to keep the global peace, the international order requires an adult in the room, a role the president of the United States now seems incapable of filling. Luckily for everyone else, China and Germany are ready and willing to audition.

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Internal Euroscepticism Threatens the EU

The European Union is often touted as the exemplar in international cooperation, but the Union is facing a number of grave threats that could ultimately tear it apart, from disputes over Ukrainian and Turkish membership to continued economic collapse in the PIGS (Portugal, Italy, Greece, and Spain) states. Yet, the greatest adversary the EU must face is an enemy from within the gates: the growing number of Eurosceptics.

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European Court of Justice Ends Safe Harbor

The ECJ ruling does not explicitly end communications for companies without model contracts, but simply puts judicial oversight in the hands of national regulators. In the United States, the question has arisen about the effect of the ruling on American data privacy rights.

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