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Preparing for the next Lebanon or Belarus

Nathalie Tocci is director of Istituto Affari Internazionali, a special adviser to European High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell, and the author of POLITICO‘s World View column. Her opinions are her own.
ROME — Lebanon and Belarus are reminders that what is fragile can eventually break.
For decades, the European Union’s neighborhood has been characterized by fragility: simmering conflicts in the Caucasus and Ukraine, unstable authoritarianism in North Africa and the Middle East, inexorable de-democratization in Turkey and the Western Balkans.
Fragility has become such a constant in this part of the world that it’s sometimes easy to pretend that it’s a …read more

Source:: European Voice



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