British Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to hold early elections in June, reversing what had been a firm public position, surely reflects her recognition that Britain’s exit from the European Union will be far more complicated and painful than voters were promised when they supported it in a referendum last year.
By Markus Becker
With Turkey's vote on Sunday for sweeping constitutional reforms, autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has consolidated his power and divided the country.
In less than two weeks’ time, France will go to the polls.
By John Lloyd
The political center of Europe might hold after all.
By Sean O’Grady
In the case of Gibraltar, that could be very heavy indeed. OK, the proposed Spanish veto on a Brexit deal if they don’t get concessions on Gibraltar could be a grand bluff, but no one should be in any doubt about how much this outcrop of British imperialism is resented by the heirs of Spanish imperialism.
By Dominique Moisi
Sixty years after the signing of the Treaty of Rome, France is poised to hold an election that could make or break the European Union.
By Javad Heirannia
TEHRAN - Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, a professor of global thought and comparative philosophies, believes that Iran must reinforce its relations with the European Union in view of the fact that “Iran and Europe have had a common bond throughout history.”
TEHRAN – Professor Nader Entessar says the election of Donald Trump, as a “highly volatile, unpredictable and aggressive person”, should be “considered a very important event in the world because of the impact of his still evolving foreign policy on global stability."
By Hamish McRae
Beware the Ides of March, Julius Caesar was warned before his fatal visit to the Roman forum on 15 March, or at least that is what Shakespeare would have us believe.
By Uri Savir
The European Union finds itself at a crossroads, as important changes are taking place both inside and outside of Europe. And the outcome of this crossroads will undoubtedly affect many regions in the world, including the Middle East.
By Katya Bohdan
The future of Europe, it seems, has always been a compelling topic to discuss, amongst the most diverse circles of society. Shifts in political power, the surge in nationalism, EU-skepticism, Donald Trump’s unforeseen win of U.S. presidency – all contribute to a growing disillusionment with the future of a stable and prosperous Europe.
By Javad Heirannia
TEHRAN – Professor Nader Entessar from South Alabama University tells the Tehran Times that Britain’s foreign policy “will become more aligned with that of the United States” after Brexit.
By: Katya Bohdan
The Brexit, the terrorist attacks, the uncontrollable influx of immigrants from war-torn countries, the unthinkable victory of Donald Trump in U.S. presidential elections and a meager economic growth. The tumultuous situation of today’s Europe is not to be underestimated and serves as the foundation for populist and strongly nationalistic, anti-migrant and anti-EU parties that are slowly gaining ground on the European political sphere amid a growing disillusionment with the European Union.
By Uri Friedman
The new administration has called into question “the last 70 years of American foreign policy,” Tusk says.
It could have been a disaster. But it wasn’t. The prime minister survived her first ordeal by Trump.
How worrying that for every extra day it takes to complete Brexit hundreds more EU immigrants will be moving into Britain.
By Roger Cohen
So Theresa May, the British prime minister who was not elected to her post, wants to create something called “Global Britain.” She thought about alternative branding — “Parochial Britain” — but was advised it was unsexy.
Antonio Tajani’s election as president brings some welcome debate.
Presidential elections this spring could signal the end of the European Union.
By Jason Le Miere
As the year ends very much as it began – with political turmoil and shocking celebrity deaths – many are making clear they cannot wait for 2016 to come to an end. Yet there are far from any guarantees 2017 will be any better.
By Rajesh Dutt
An increasingly interconnecting world makes countries vulnerable to events in others. Seven years after the American subprime crisis shook the whole world, global economic shocks keep coming. 2016 witnessed several events that ended up impacting economies all over the world, for good and bad.
By Hamidreza Gholamzadeh
TEHRAN - Following a record drop in value of British Pound, we have talked to London-based Professor of binary economics Rodney Shakespeare to discuss why Theresa May’s recent remarks introducing a timeframe for implementation of Brexit led to a devaluation of UK currency and what more is to be expected.