Europe After Lisbon. Almost

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The Lisbon Treaty is still not entirely out of the woods, but after the Irish referendum in favor over the weekend, it looks like an increasingly safe bet. And if that seems like a metaphor for Europe’s broader chances, it probably is. The question in terms of foreign and defense policy now becomes, What, if anything, will Lisbon change? The answer is, A whole lot. Maybe. As Jolyon Howorth explains, the treaty creates a number of offices and institutions that represent potentially significant poles of power, both within the EU and vis à vis the member states. Most of the […]


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