North Korea - how worried should we be?
Until North Korea opens up to the world and empowers its people, it is always destined to have the label of 'rogue state' - even among the most liberal commentators - writes Dean Carroll
Tax avoidance can only be addressed at a global level
Little ever happens in terms of domestic policy changes or legislation and large multinationals continue to be favoured when it comes to government contracts - writes Dean Carroll
Leveson Inquiry - self-regulation of the press or state control?
Draconian control of the media and censorship in European nations including Belarus, Hungary and Romania display the perils of government interference - warns Dean Carroll
A dystopian future: drones and 'killer robots' creating terror
The next step on from drones is autonomous weapons or to use inflammatory language 'killer robots', so we need a public debate on military technology - warns Dean Carroll
Addressing the EU's 'democratic deficit', still a distant dream
Without a sense of European identity and democratic accountability chains, citizens will continue to resent the EU – blaming it alone for austerity and the economic crisis - writes Dean Carroll
Face it - Obama just does not care about Europe anymore
Neither Obama nor Romney showed much interest in Europe during the US presidential race so we may have to just accept that the continent matters less to America these days - writes Dean Carroll
Bitter budget talks show why Blair's grand bargain is a non-starter
The acrimonious nature of the negotiations over the EU's next seven-year budget demonstrate why Tony Blair is unlikely to be granted his wish for a 'grand bargain' to deepen economic and political integration, writes Daniel Mason
EU boardroom quotas - the antidote to male, pale and stale leadership?
The debate continues over whether EU legislation demanding a minimum number of women on boards would result in progressive change or female 'trophy directors' - writes Dean Carroll
The EU: from Nobel prize to lobbying scandal in a week
Last week the EU was basking in the glory of the Nobel Peace Prize, this week the European Commission has been rocked by a lobbying scandal – and both can have an impact on attempts to resolve the economic crisis, writes Daniel Mason
BAE-EADS merger proposal - a sign of things to come for European defence?
The private sector is at least contemplating a collective European approach to defence, but will sovereign states ever consider Europe-wide military capabilities - asks Dean Carroll