The Skeptics

EU Membership’s Fading Appeal

A crucial feature of European politics, especially since the end of the Cold War, is based on the assumption that the nations of Central and Eastern Europe hunger to be part of the continent’s economic and political integration process. That process is symbolized by the European Union and its predecessor, the European Economic Community.

Pakistan Becomes the Recipe for Endless War in Afghanistan

Adm. Mike Mullen, America’s top military officer, accused Pakistan of being behind the recent attack on the American embassy in Afghanistan. This is a bit too convenient. As the United States prepares to withdraw most of its troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014, it seems that fighting Pakistan by proxy will become Washington’s new reason to stay.