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How can the United States learn from crisis after crisis happening in Europe? The Eurozone is threatening to pull apart; Russia annexed Crimea and does all it can to interfere with Western elections across the world; Marine Le Pen’s National Front won a record 34 percent of the French vote despite losing the position of prime minister; Europe is struggling to accommodate over two million refguees from conflicts in the Middle East; and England became the first member to withdraw from the European Union after forty-three years of cooperation. In Fractured Continent, Drozdiak argues that the crises in Europe are having an undeniable effect on the United States, and have serious consequences for global security. This tumultuous time has clearly brought problems for the rest of the world, and Drozdiak examines proposed solutions and explores where Europe an the United States can go from here.
William Drozdiak is a Nonresident Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution at the Center for the United States and Europe. He worked for two decades as an editor and the Chief European Correspondent of The Washington Post, and led the American Council on Germany for ten years. He was awarded the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He lives in Washington, D.C.