M. Hollande Goes to America

Hollande’s state visit to the United States, only the fourth state visit from any foreign leader since Obama took office, holds much in the way of symbolism.

Can Europe Help Reduce Sino-Japanese Tensions?

Europe may not at first glance appear the most obvious mediator between China and Japan but it holds several advantages.

France and Poland Leading Europe’s Defense Integration

Countries like France and Poland, who are heavily involved in the process of defense integration, have the ability to drive the discussion forward.

In Italy’s Local Elections, a Professor and a Comedian Have the Last Laugh

The biggest surprise of this round of elections was Five Star Movement's victory in Parma. Led by former comedian Beppe Grillo, the party has focused on advocating for green energy, environmental sustainability and criticizing the political elites.