Ira Straus

About Ira Straus

Chair, Center for War-Peace Studies
21 12, 2020

No EU Deal -> No US Deal: US-EU again aligned, UK out in the cold

By |2020-12-23T13:55:39+00:00December 21st, 2020|Categories: Blog, Brexit, Foreign Policy & Defence, Global|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The probable future of a no-deal UK is gloomy. The direct economic damages are only the beginning. A non-deal or inadequate deal with the EU, exacerbating the troubles in Scotland and Northern Ireland, will kill the prospects for a meaningful deal with the US; Congress has already laid down the [...]

19 11, 2020

Biden changes the Brexit options

By |2020-11-20T12:04:15+00:00November 19th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Global, Trade|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Biden and the U.S. Congress are dead set against a no-deal Brexit. The Irish lobby isn’t just strong at this time; Biden as an Irish Catholic fully identifies with it. They will not give the UK a trade deal unless the agreement with the EU on Northern Ireland is fully [...]

4 09, 2020

A Weird Midsummer Night’s Dream

By |2020-09-04T13:33:17+00:00September 4th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Foreign Policy & Defence, Global, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , , |

by Isador Strakhovsky (also known as Ira Straus) On a late summer day in a 2020 that was already surreal, German medics announced that Alexei Navalny had been poisoned by Novichok. It was the same poison that had been used on the Skripals in Britain. Strange things transpired in the [...]

3 07, 2020

Is Europe copying the mistakes of America’s 4th July?

By |2020-07-03T09:52:07+00:00July 3rd, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Federalism, Global, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , |

This is a shortened version of a longer article, which is available here: Misunderstanding America’s 4th July – Is Europe copying only the Mistakes? It is a melancholy thing to see a historical drama being imitated and replayed blindly. The more melancholy, when it is happening to a friendly country. [...]

3 07, 2020

Misunderstanding America’s 4th July – Is Europe copying the mistakes?

By |2020-07-03T09:49:48+00:00July 3rd, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Federalism, Global, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , |

It is a melancholy thing to see a historical drama being imitated and replayed blindly. The more melancholy, when it is happening to a friendly country. It would be doubly saddening to see an attempt at replaying America’s triumphs and tragedies in England, where they can be repeated only on [...]

2 03, 2020

The EU and the Coronavirus Crisis

By |2020-06-12T13:55:02+00:00March 2nd, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , |

When Border Closures and Supranational Collaboration go hand in hand Unexpectedly, a virus, SARS 2 CoV-2, has become the most important political as well as human issue facing us at this time. Like any crisis of public safety, it presents the EU with an opportunity also: the opportunity to become [...]

11 02, 2020

Toward a more effective EU policy on global warming

By |2020-06-23T15:56:54+00:00February 11th, 2020|Categories: Climate Change, EU Policies & Institutions, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , |

Only new approaches, supplementing current anti-emissions policies, can stop the warming not just slow the emissions Global warming is a matter where EU and global policy has been failing, despite long and heavy investment in the current line of policy. The warming has not only continued but sped up. Annual [...]