"Question-and-Answer with Joint Chiefs Chair Admiral Mullen" (4/29)     Print Email
By European Affairs

Question-and-Answer with Joint Chiefs Chair Admiral Mullen: Timely Look Ahead and Back Amid Reshuffle in U.S. Defense Team. In wide-ranging interview, top U.S. uniformed officer anticipates “a very very difficult” year in Afghanistan. He also predicts “no easy solution” in Libya but is complimentary about NATO’s performance since the alliance assumed command of the operation there.  He voices pride in the U.S. military’s success in changing from “a classic conventional force” to “the best counterinsurgency force in the world.”  Recommended by Tim Clark of Government Executive Magazine, who is a member of the European Affairs Advisory Board. (4/29)
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    By Thomas Kurer, University of Zurich and Bruno Palier, Sciences Po, Paris

    We do not believe that Brexit, Trump, or the alarming success of radical right parties in almost all European countries should be interpreted as mere “electoral accidents.” Instead, we suggest that the current destructuring of political systems is connected to the profound transformation of labor markets in times of automation. Our core argument is that the specific effects of current technological innovations are key to understanding their political implications.

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