Gilbert Doctorow explains the shifting landscape of European parliamentary politics, including the dangerous trend toward antagonism against Russia. The main problem for many years, says Doctorow, was that a single centrist coalition controlled almost everything, and they were largely hawks. Recent elections, however, have begun to shift political energy toward populism and “euroskepticism”, which may be a good thing for peace.
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Gilbert Doctorow is an independent political analyst and was the European Coordinator of The American Committee for East-West Accord. He writes regularly for Consortium News. His latest book is Does the United States Have a Future?
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