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Egypt

Egypt’s Long-term Stability and the Role of the European Union

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on Order from Chaos.

In Europe, the combination of the migration crisis, terrorist threats, economic pressures, and the rise of the populist far-right have highlighted the fact that instability in the Middle East has a direct bearing on stability in the West.

Data protection

Summary: The EU General Data Protection Regulation

After four years of negotiation, the European Parliament approved the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on April 14, 2016. Enforcement is scheduled to begin May 25. This post provides a high-level summary of what the GDPR requires, how it differs from past EU data regulations and what it means for how data is handled outside the EU.

What the GDPR Does

Foreign Policy Essay

Countering Russian Influence in the Balkans

Editor’s Note: Russia appears to be trying to undermine U.S. influence throughout Europeand, unfortunately, Moscow appears to be succeeding. Although most eyes are on Ukraine and the Baltic states, the Balkans represent another potential flash point. Emily Holland of Columbia University and Rebecca Lissner of the Council on Foreign Relations argue that the Trump administration and the West in general have ignored the Balkans and call for the EU and the United States to step up aid and do much more in this region to avoid another crisis in Europe.

Privacy Paradox

So Much for the Privacy Shield

Digital commerce across the Atlantic is highly dependent on the free flow of data. And that, in turn, is dependent on the existence of roughly equivalent privacy protections on both sides of the Atlantic that provide legal, and practical, comfort to Europeans and Americans about the security and privacy of their personal information.

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