The committee [1] stated that the EU and its “forerunners” have contributed to “peace and reconciliation, democracy, and human rights in Europe” over the past six decades.  The Nobel panel cites Europe’s impressive work at integration since World War II; the ...

Angela Merkel’s visit to Greece last week has left many Greeks rightly incensed. Protesters in Athens and throughout the country have taken to portraying Merkel as Hitler, and her government as the Fourth Reich, in response to the severe austerity ...

As students of international relations, we are all familiar with the Westphalian system.  The traditional story is as follows (in greatly simplified form): The Thirty Years’ War was a struggle between two main parties.  On one side were the “universalists” ...