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Europe must adapt to a dangerous world

Economic clout alone does not protect it from terrorism; EU leaders must project influence abroad to shape the international system.
Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 05:50

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GROUND ZERO: A terrorist sanctuary in the Molenbeek neighbourhood of Brussels, the very heart of Europe, only underlines the grim reality that the EU must adapt to new forces transforming global politics or risk the fate of previous imperial experiments to unite the continent, all of which ended in failure.

THE terrorist attacks in Brussels on March 22, following those in Paris last November, mark a turning point in the modern history of Europe. The European Union (EU) had already been weakened by a perfect storm of crises - the haemorrhaging of the eurozone, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a

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