Western Europe Archive

West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl with East German President Hans Modrow and the mayors of East and West Berlin at the opening of the Brandenburg Gate in December 1989.
11(3) Tenth Anniversary 1989, Analysis, Eastern Europe, Europe, Perspectives, Politics, Security, Western Europe

A Challenge for the Future: East-West Relations and Arms Control

This article was originally published in the May 1989 issue of the Harvard International Review. At the end of the 1980s, East-West relations are characterized...
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19(1) Winter 1997, East Asia, Eastern Europe, Economics, North America, Perspectives, Politics, Western Europe

A Capital Century: Thoughts on the Triumphant Model

This article first appeared in the Winter 1997 issue of the Harvard International Review. Adam Smith has won his protracted boxing match with Karl...
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16(3) Summer 1994, Economics, Perspectives, Politics, Western Europe

The New Italian Miracle: Disaffection and Political Upheaval in Italy

This article first appeared in the Summer 1994 issue of the Harvard International Review. For decades, Italy was one of the most stable democracies...
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19(1) Winter 1997, Analysis, Europe, North America, Perspectives, Politics, Security, Western Europe

Arsenal of Discretion: Responsible Arms Transfer Policy

This article was originally published in the Winter 1997 issue of the Harvard International Review. As the United States adjusts to the post-Cold War...
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Africa, Americas, Asia, Central America, Eastern Europe, Economics, Europe, Middle East, Perspectives, Politics, South America, Western Europe

Liberalization and Democratization: How the World Can Modernize

This article was originally published in the Summer 1992 issue of the Harvard International Review. During the past twenty years, two great tidal waves...
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37(4) Fall 2016, Global Notebook, Human Rights, Perspectives, Politics, Western Europe

Criminalization of the Burkini

The coerced removal of the burkini by the French police symbolizes perhaps one of the most misguided attempts to “combat Islamic radicalism.” What stands...
Noam Chomsky speaking in 2015. CC BY-SA 2.0
Economics, Europe, Human Rights, Interviews, Middle East, North America, Politics, Western Europe

Populism and Terror: An Interview with Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is a philosopher, social critic, political activist, and pioneering linguist. Having served as a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since...
Studies have shown that European immigrants, who have been accused of causing economic strain in the UK, may actually provide crucial skills in key industries. Photo courtesy of BT Group.
Blog, Economics, Europe, Politics, Western Europe

Brexit: A Forecast of Regret for Britain’s Biggest Decision of 2016

On June 24, 2016, Britain reached a final decision on the biggest question faced by the current generation when a measly majority of 51.9...
The two Brexiteers. Photo by Garry Knight and Policy Exchange. CC-BY-2.0
Blog, Europe, Politics, South America, Western Europe

Referen-dumb: Brexit, Colombia, and the Flaws of Direct Democracy

A few things have gone very wrong when a Google search for “2016 bad year” turns up twice as many results as any other year...
UK Parliament (by Richard Yarrow)
Analysis, Blog, Europe, Perspectives, Politics, Western Europe

Creating National Unity Over the UK’s Future Relations with the European Union

The economic and geopolitical consequences of a UK departure from the European Union are grave. This is why every government leader from the Western...