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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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Obama and the Europeanization of American Capitalism

Monday, May 18th, 2009 - by Soeren Kern

Does the president want to lead the U.S. down the path towards a new era of global socialism?

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The Obama Doctrine: Europe 1, America 0

Monday, April 6th, 2009 - by Soeren Kern

The president's diplomatic philosophy seems to put the interests of other countries ahead of those of the United States.

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Spain, Israel, and War Crimes

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 - by Soeren Kern

What gives Spain the right to prosecute Israel for fighting Hamas?

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Pacifist Spain Abandons NATO Allies in Kosovo

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 - by Soeren Kern

The country's international credibility suffers another major blow.

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Getting Away with Beheading in Canada

Sunday, March 15th, 2009 - by Soeren Kern

The infamous Greyhound bus killer was found not criminally responsible for the gruesome murder of a fellow passenger.

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Europe’s War on Free Speech

Friday, January 30th, 2009 - by Soeren Kern

The Geert Wilders case is only one of many that should warn Americans of the perils of complacency. (Also, Leon De Winter on the Wilders Trial [PJTV with registration])

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Anti-Semitism Sweeps Europe in Wake of Gaza Operation

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009 - by Soeren Kern

Opposing Israel has become a convenient smokescreen for the "oldest hatred."

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Spain’s ‘Jewish Problem’

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008 - by Soeren Kern

Anti-Semitism is on the rise — but how many Spaniards have actually ever met a Jew?

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Russia Tightens Europe’s Energy Noose

Saturday, November 29th, 2008 - by Soeren Kern

Moscow now has its sights set on Spain's largest oil company.

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Barack Obama’s New Best Friend

Thursday, November 13th, 2008 - by Soeren Kern

Spanish Prime Minister Zapatero is looking forward to (finally) getting a warm reception in Washington.

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Does Spain Foreshadow Obama’s America?

Friday, October 31st, 2008 - by Soeren Kern

It's dangerous for a country to be swept away by pacifist rhetoric.

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Financial Crisis Sparks Anti-American Fervor in Europe

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 - by Soeren Kern

The credit crunch has made bashing the United States de rigeur again on the continent.

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Does McCain Really Think Spain Is in Latin America?

Thursday, September 18th, 2008 - by Soeren Kern

Left-wing blogs would like you to think so.

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Anti-Americanism in Europe Fueled by Ignorance

Monday, September 15th, 2008 - by Soeren Kern

Those who know the least about America seem to hate it the most.

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Why Europeans Doubt Colombia’s Hostage Rescue

Saturday, July 12th, 2008 - by Soeren Kern

If they pay millions in ransom for their hostages, won't everyone?

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Spain Smacked by a Dose of Economic Reality

Saturday, June 14th, 2008 - by Soeren Kern

Spaniards, used to socialist largesse, are struggling with market economics — and their prime minister is in heavy denial.

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America’s Fickle ‘Old Europe’ Allies

Monday, April 14th, 2008 - by Soeren Kern

The recent NATO summit in Romania showed why there's trouble ahead for transatlantic relations — no matter who occupies the White House next January.

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Kosovo Balkanizes Europe… Again

Monday, February 25th, 2008 - by Soeren Kern

Kosovo's declaration of independence exposes the weak side of the European Union, which is unable to forumulate a unified response to the newly self-proclaimed republic, writes Soeren Kern.

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Transatlantic Chutzpah

Saturday, August 4th, 2007 - by Soeren Kern

Spanish Prime Minister Zapatero recently visited Mexico, where he took the opportunity to make a grand pronouncement about the construction of walls. Soeren Kern reminds him of his nation's dubious record on the subject of immigration and the substantial problems facing Europe at large.

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