Time for a cost-benefits analysis of UK's membership of the EU
Despite the toxic debate, the blinkered UK government is refusing to commission an independent study into the pros and cons of being in the EU club - writes Dean Carroll
Institutional turf wars still dominate the EU's agenda
Catherine Ashton and the much-maligned EEAS are casualties of the institutional tug of war that still blights supranational policy-making in Brussels - writes Dean Carroll
Devotion and loyalty at Man Utd - is Alex Ferguson the last of his kind?
Staying power is no longer seen as a positive character trait in today's throwaway society and Sir Alex Ferguson's record tenure is unlikely ever to be matched - writes Dean Carroll
Political leaders have no solution to terrorism, as Guantanamo shows
Neither the US Congress nor the CIA will allow Obama to shut down the Cuban detention centre when America is under increased threat, despite his fine words - writes Dean Carroll
Social networks and the EU - the untapped potential for citizen engagement
Anti-EU movements in member states like the UK and Italy will continue to gain momentum if the European project fails to make its case on social networks - writes Dean Carroll
The Bitcoin bubble - an alternative investment to gold and the euro?
At a time when the gold price has collapsed and the euro and dollar look far from healthy, are we seeing a virtual investment opportunity coming to the fore - writes Dean Carroll
Margaret Thatcher's true legacy is the 'selfish society'
Opinion is polarised over the former British prime minister's legacy but the truth is that she helped to facilitate unstoppable globalisation and consumerism - writes Dean Carroll
Serbia and Kosovo: so close but yet so far
Talks between Serbia and Kosovo may have ended without a deal, but bringing the two sides so close to a historic agreement shows how powerful the lure of EU membership can still be, writes Daniel Mason
Europe's weak military strategy could leave it exposed
As the US withdraws its defence focus from Europe and EU member states reduce military spending, the failure to share resources could leave us in peril - writes Dean Carroll
Will EU hubris mean 2013 is the year that breaks Europe?
Complacency over the economic crisis and a lack of interest in the will of the people may mean EU technocrats are driving the union down the road to ruin - writes Dean Carroll