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Germany and Poland 1989-2009: The East-West Divide in a Nutshell

Visitors to the Polish embassy in Berlin will notice a big poster on display showing a cowboy ready for a shoot-out. “It started in Poland,” states the poster, but don’t be confused—Polish diplomats do not claim John Wayne as a Pole…

The Impact of EU Treaty Reform on Transatlantic Relations: The Cases of Open Sky and the EU-U.S. Extradition Agreement

In the good old world of realist International Relations’ Theory, international negotiations were conducted by states as unitary actors, and the outcome was seen as the result of the dynamics of a readjustment of the balance of power: Big and rich states, with more resources at their disposal than others would achieve more than small, poor and less resourcefully states…