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Soeren Kern

Soeren Kern is Senior Analyst for European Politics at the Madrid-based Grupo de Estudios Estratégicos / Strategic Studies Group. Follow him on Facebook.
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What Would a Euro Collapse Mean for the United States?

Monday, May 31st, 2010 - by Soeren Kern

A crash of the euro currency would have both negative and positive implications for the United States, mostly in the realms of economics and geopolitics.

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European Social Welfare State Model Running Out of Time and Money

Friday, May 21st, 2010 - by Soeren Kern

Europe’s debt crisis is sounding a warning that the European social welfare state must be downsized if it is to survive. But European voters are unlikely to relinquish their entitlements without a fight.

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Will Spain Be the Next Greece?

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 - by Soeren Kern

In post-modern Spain, where everything (including the term “financial crisis”) is relative, politics will be far more important than economics in determining whether the country avoids a Greek-style debt default.

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European Welfare State Model under Strain as Labor Tensions Rise

Sunday, February 28th, 2010 - by Soeren Kern

Weaned on decades of cradle-to-grave socialist largesse, workers across Europe are taking to the streets to prevent governments and private companies from imposing austerity measures.

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Spain Blames Economic Crisis on ‘Anglo-Saxon’ Conspiracy

Saturday, February 20th, 2010 - by Soeren Kern

Spain’s Socialist government seeks a foreign scapegoat for self-inflicted economic wounds.

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Europeans Lash Out at U.S. Relief Efforts in Haiti

Monday, February 1st, 2010 - by Soeren Kern

Europeans remain as divided as ever, except when it comes to bashing America.

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Climategate: European Carbon Credit Trading System Plagued by Fraud

Thursday, December 17th, 2009 - by Soeren Kern

A main aim of the Copenhagen climate conference is to expand the EU’s fraud- and corruption-plagued carbon trading scheme into a global system for trading carbon.

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Europe Says Jerusalem Should Be a Two-State Capital

Sunday, December 13th, 2009 - by Soeren Kern

Are Europeans and Palestinians colluding to force Israel into accepting a Palestinian state?

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Switzerland’s Minaret War (Updated)

Saturday, November 28th, 2009 - by Soeren Kern

Could a vote to ban the construction of minarets make the country a target for Islamic terrorism? (Update: Swiss vote to ban construction of new minarets.)

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Europeans Meet (Secretly) to Choose First-Ever EU President

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 - by Soeren Kern

The new president is supposed to raise Europe’s international profile — but the opaque selection process is drawing parallels between the former Soviet Union and the European Union.

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Spain Tries Islamists over Barcelona Terror Plot

Monday, November 16th, 2009 - by Soeren Kern

The accused are suspected of belonging to a global jihadist network that planned attacks in Spain, France, Germany, and Portugal — but the case is not open and shut.

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Spain, Israel, and the Fight over UNIFIL

Thursday, November 5th, 2009 - by Soeren Kern

Why Bibi Netanyahu mistrusts Prime Minister Zapatero.

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U.S. Health Care Debate Feeds Anti-Americanism in Europe (Part II)

Monday, October 12th, 2009 - by Soeren Kern

Obama's global popularity hasn't reversed the tide of anti-Americanism that so vexed his predecessor.

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End of Obamamania? Europe’s Tepid Reaction to Obama’s Nobel

Sunday, October 11th, 2009 - by Soeren Kern

After elevating Obama to cult-of-personality status, Europeans now turn against him.

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U.S. Health Care Debate Feeds Anti-Americanism in Europe (Part I)

Saturday, October 10th, 2009 - by Soeren Kern

The biggest constituency for Obama’s health care reform appears to be in Europe, not America.

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Irish Voters Say ‘Yes’ to European Federal Superstate

Sunday, October 4th, 2009 - by Soeren Kern

European globalists hope the Lisbon Treaty will transform the EU into a superpower capable of counterbalancing the US.

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Germany Swings to the Center-Right

Sunday, September 27th, 2009 - by Soeren Kern

Sunday's election results follow a trend in which Socialist parties across Europe have seen sharp declines in their popularity.

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German Race Tightens as Election Day Nears

Friday, September 25th, 2009 - by Soeren Kern

The left is resorting to pacifism to boost poll numbers.

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Europeans Ambivalent About Obama’s Missile Defense U-Turn

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 - by Soeren Kern

Obama’s diplomatic clumsiness may boost anti-Americanism in Eastern Europe, the only region in Europe where the United States is actually liked.

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What Was Really Behind the Lockerbie Bomber’s Release?

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009 - by Soeren Kern

The mass murderer's release may have been motivated by lucrative oil deals and anti-Americanism rather than compassion for a dying man. (Also read Claudia Rosett: Libyan Grotesqueries.)

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Bashing Israel Still Popular with Spanish Voters

Saturday, August 15th, 2009 - by Soeren Kern

Why is Spain helping to rebuild illegal homes in Israel?

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Is ‘Obamamania’ Waning in Europe?

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 - by Soeren Kern

There's a general trend toward a return to more negative reporting about America, its people, and its president.

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European Left More Dangerous for Jews than European Right

Friday, June 12th, 2009 - by Soeren Kern

The greatest threats to Jews (and Israel) in contemporary Europe don't necessarily come from the right anymore.

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EU Voters Lurch to the Right

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009 - by Soeren Kern

The European Parliament elections saw leftists soundly defeated while the right surged ahead.

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Spain Changes Tack on Universal Jurisdiction

Thursday, May 28th, 2009 - by Soeren Kern

Freewheeling Spanish judges are creating big diplomatic headaches for their government — and the parliament is fighting back.

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