All in European Politics

The "Exploring EU Coalitions and Foreign Relations" Edition

The European Union is often the subject of intense scrutiny, speculation, and deduction, but what are the key coalitions in the European Union that influence its foreign policy? International Scholar Sara Fay, Chief Editor Cameron Vaské, and our special guest Senior Policy Fellow Josef Janning at ECFR look to the future of the European Union and examine the structure and substance of Europe’s internal coalitions and foreign relations in this episode of The ITS Café.

The "European Balance of Political Power" Edition

The European Union gears up for election season as polls on the upcoming European Parliamentary Elections shed light on shifting political realities in Europe. Spain announces new general elections, and Rome and Paris trade political jabs over the Gilets Jaunes. Senior Editor Pascal Letendre-Hanns and Chief Editor Cameron Vaské examine the changing balance of political power in this episode of The ITS Café.

The "Slow-Moving Car Wreck of Brexit" Edition

Following the historic defeat of May’s Brexit Deal in Parliament, what comes next for the process of Brexit? How did we get here? What will happen to Ireland and Northern Ireland? Will there be a no-deal Brexit, and what is the impact of Brexit on the European Elections? Jason Deegan, Daniel Odin Shaw, Senior Editor Pascal Letendre-Hanns, and Chief Editor Cameron Vaské explore these issues at length in The ITS Café.

The Year in Review: A Look Back at Key Events and Lessons in 2018

“If 2018 has taught me anything, it’s that the unpredictability of diplomacy is a comfort.”

It has been a long year. In 2018 we saw Ukraine and Russia fight over the Sea of Azov; Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia elect new Presidents; Jamal Khashoggi murdered in Ankara; the Democrats flip the House, Sri Lanka and the Maldives experience public backlash over the BRI; Trump start a trade war with China, withdraw the U.S. from the JCPOA, and move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem; Ukraine’s Orthodox Church break with Russia; Japan and the EU announce the largest ever trade deal; and crises of migration continue in Myanmar and Venezuela.

Grab a coffee, ITS Wonks. It’s time for The Year in Review.

The ITS Café’s biggest team yet reflects on 2018 and looks at the 3 biggest issues in 2019. International Scholars Emily Tatum, Pranav Jain, Pascal Letendre-Hanns, Anna Davidson, Will Truban and Chief Editor Cameron Vaské look at the highlights of 2018 and trends to watch in 2019.

Special Episode Part II: European Elections and the Future of European Foreign Affairs

Special guest Jorge Galindo of El País, Joshua Stowell of The Global Security Review, Emily Tatum, Pascal Letendre-Hanns and Cameron Vaské discuss the rise of progressives in the Democratic Party and the House of Representatives following the 2018 U.S. Midterm Elections and what it means for U.S. foreign and domestic policy.

The Rise of Populism Series: Brexit and the Revolution of French Politics

In this archived fourth episode our ITS series on The Rise of Populism, we examine Brexit and French populist movements. What’s the future of Britain look like? How did we get to this point? Again, we ask, "What does this mean for the established parties in Europe, and the future of the European Union?" Listen in for our #FreshPerspectives.

The Rise of Populism Series: The Rise of Eastern European Populism

In our third installment of the ITS series on The Rise of Populism, we examine Eastern European populism in Hungary and Poland. Is Eastern European populism a phase of growing pains for the young liberal democracies, or does it mark a permanent shift with consequences for the European Union? Listen in for our #FreshPerspectives.

The Rise of Populism Series: The Rise of Western European Populism

In the second episode our ITS series on The Rise of Populism, we examine Spain, Germany, and Italy's populist movements. Zeroing in on Ciudadanos, Alternativ für Deutschland, and the Five Star Movement, we ask, "What does this mean for the established parties in Europe, and the future of the European Union?" Listen in for our #FreshPerspectives.