Dr.Simon Leitch argues that nothing could better illustrate why a Brexit is necessary than the behaviour of the political establishment in the aftermath of the vote. Having lost the argument and the democratic process, the establishment resorts to legalism and bureaucratic dirty tricks to make sure that nothing so stupid and trivial as the electorate can interfere with their grand plans. It is the way our pseudo-democracies now operate. It is the EU way. It needs to stop.
David Cameron punched a podium. Matteo Renzi made threats. Mark Rutte is holding out. And Jean-Claude Juncker has verbally scalded them all. So what’s got the EU so heated up over the past few weeks? Chris Elcombe, Alochonaa’s Science and EU Affairs Editor explains.
In the past months the European Union has once again displayed an inability to make decisive decisions or take action in response to a political crisis. Jan Philip Mairhoefer in this article examines how this indecisiveness can be explained and how it affects the European Union and its member states.
Conventional wisdom suggests that economic interdependence between the great powers reduces conflict. Whilst the general argument makes sense, recent Russian actions in Ukraine highlight how genuine economic interdependence is, much like nuclear weapons, hard to apply in a deterrent strategy. Dr. Simon Leitch, Alochonaa’s Editor in Chief for Foreign Policy and International Affairs, argues that, the rise of the economic interdependence between strategic rivals like Russia and NATO, or China and some of its neighbors, will complicate deterrent strategies, perhaps even to the advantage of the aggressor.
With a current collective of 28 member states, the European Union embodies an innate sense of European nationalism. However, as the author, Mazida Khatun discusses, there is a deep element of doubt in this, particularly from Britain. This is a discussion of one identity in a diverse collective.