The complex federal project of the EU has proven fragile in the absence of a strong external threat.
From austerity to Al Nusra.
From the decline in democracy to the rise in the price of peace.
In order to qualify for the next loan installment, Prime Minister Coelho must convince the European Union and the IMF that he can make draconian cuts.
But America's wealthy don't seem to mind.
Despite Cyprus' small size, the implications of its bailout deal deal could have serious consequences for the eurozone.
After years of brutal austerity, collapsing economies, widespread unemployment, and shredding of the social safety net, Italians said "basta!" Enough!
Why is the Obama administration pressing Europeans to increase military spending? And what should it matter to Washington if Britain remains in the EU?
These days, membership in the European Union comes with no guarantees.
The Fix the Debt coalition is using the so-called "fiscal cliff" to push the same old corporate agenda of more tax breaks while shifting the burden on to the rest of us.