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If the Scots vote to leave the United Kingdom, what is left of it will be more likely to leave the EU.
With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, deterrence in Europe has broken down. The EU and NATO must show resolve if they are to restore it.
Van Rompuy needs to forge a consensus on his successor. He should look in the mirror and seek a candidate with his own best characteristics.
Conservatives say that leaving the EU would be better than the status quo, but where is the evidence?
The EU should be ready to take more steps against Russia, and help defend Ukraine – but also talk directly to Putin to try to change his mind.
Europe must play a greater role to promote East Asian security. Its economic interests, the relevance of the transatlantic relationship and ties with Asian partners are in jeopardy.
John Kerr explains why breaking up is hard to do, and why no-one knows how exactly to reconnect an independent Scotland with the EU.