THE QUESTION

At its 50th anniversary, is Europe the way of the future or a vestige of the past?

Posted by Fareed Zakaria on March 29, 2007 9:36 AM

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Bill Emmott is the former editor of The Economist magazine, a leading international current affairs publication from England. He is now an independent writer, speaker, and consultant on international affairs.

Gitmo Not Exactly Model Diplomacy

Why have the Iranians seized these British sailors? Probably because they could. Iran is not the only country to noisily violate international norms. When the U.S. does it, the problem is that we do know who runs the country.

Bill Emmott Great Britain | 34 COMMENTS
Apr 3, 2007 at 1:56 PM
Ignacio Gil Vázquez is the managing editor of Spain’s second largest circulation newspaper, El Mundo. He previously served as foreign correspondent in France and as Culture section editor. He has covered wide-ranging events throughout his career, including the Basque conflict, Catalan politics, Francois Mitterrand’s final years as president of France, his successor Jacques Chirac’s election, and the death of Princess Diana.

Charlemagne to Duty-Free Champagne

Ignacio Gil Vázquez Madrid, Spain | 14 COMMENTS
William M. Gumede is a former deputy editor of The Sowetan, Johannesburg. He is the author of the bestselling Thabo Mbeki and the Battle for the Soul of the ANC. His new book, The Democracy Gap: Africaʼs Wasted Years, will be released in the U.S. in May, 2009.

African Union Needs Entrance Exam

William M. Gumede South Africa | 8 COMMENTS
Soli Ozel teaches at Istanbul Bilgi University's Department of International Relations and Political Science. He is a columnist for the national daily Sabah and is senior advisor to the chairman of theTurkish Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association. He is the editor of TUSIAD's magazine Private View and the editor of the Turkish edition of Foreign Policy a journal published by the Carnegie Endowment in the USA.

Europe’s Immigrants Need Turkey

Soli Ozel Istanbul, Turkey | 32 COMMENTS
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» Samuel | The future is now and the EU and Europe is dead. With the stagnant birth rate of white Europeans, the continuing influx and growing influence of immig...
» berry, ecuador | Europe's weakness is its strenght. Europe does not have a government. There are some institutions -Parliament, the European Commision, Central Bank, ...
» BobL-VA | Definitely the future. I've been a strong supporter of the EU for several reasons. First, I think any system that attempts to integrate countries ec...
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