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MAIN CYBER THREATS NOW COMING FROM GOVERNMENTS AS “STATE ACTORS” Print Email
EA November 2011
By William Marmon, Managing Editor European Affairs   

The “bad guy” singled out as the most dangerous breed of hacker has changed over the years from william_marmonthe happy hacker, to the malicious hacker, to the serious cyber-criminals.  Now a different villain in the hacking world has emerged at the top of the threat list in Washington and European capitals -- nation-states that are equipping themselves for aggressive cyber-war and industrial espionage and theft of intellectual property.

 

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ENGLAND’S SUMMER OF FLAMES: WHAT DOES IT PORTEND? Print Email
EA September 2011
By Garret Martin, Associate Editor at European Affairs   

As Britain’s political parties open their season of party conferences, leaders are publicly garretmartinassessing the impact and implications of the days and nights of rage that set England afire this summer.  How worried should they be? And how should the outburst be interpreted across Europe and in the U.S.? Is this a year of coincidences in violence or is it another global upheaval – like 1848 or 1968? – that seeks to upend a world order that outlived its sell-by date?

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Norway Atrocities Raise Challenges About Europe's Far-Right (7/29) Print Email
July 2011
By European Affairs   
Last week’s atrocities in Norway were an act of far-right violence on a scale unknown in Western Europe in the post-World War II era, and they have scalded European politics with sudden fear about the possible extreme consequences of anti-Muslim populist rhetoric.
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RISING SUCCESS OF POPULIST PARTIES ROILS POLITICS ACROSS EUROPE Print Email
EA July 2011
By Garret Martin -- Editor-at-Large at European Affairs   

This European Affairs article, written and going to press before last week’s tragic events in garretmartin
Norway, has been given a topical introduction to provide some context (without any prediction)
about the growth of populist parties in Europe.

 

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Croatia’s Progress to EU Should Encourage Other Balkan States (6/16) Print Email
June 2011
By Nicolas Carter   

Croatia passed a crucial hurdle in its pursuit of EU membership when the European Commission gave formal approval June 10 to its accession application. Endorsement by EU heads of state is now considered only a formality, and Croatia’s tentative entry date is July 1, 2013.

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