FNF Europe wishes Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas

 

The Brussels office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

We would like to thank you for the trustworthy cooperation this year and are looking forward to many new opportunities of encounter and exchange in the coming year.

 Also in 2018 we will be back with current analyses, events and newsletters.

 

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Daenerys Targaryen, Foreign Invader

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At first glance, there should be no question as to who will win the contest between Cersei Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen. The Targaryen heir has all the cards: she has an unsullied army composed of the bravest soldiers in all the world. She has three – now only two – dragons. She also has a Dothraki horde. Any of these three could normally guarantee her victory – not to mention the Stark, Martell, Arryn and Tyrell support she has.

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Chaos Is a Pit After All

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Petyr Baelish, once thought to be the smartest and most cunning character in Game of Thrones, owes much of his reputation to a monologue he delivered in the third season of the series. In a discussion with Varys, he argues that “Chaos is a Ladder”; that destroying established structures – including myths and sources of legitimacy – can lead to an increase in one’s fortunes. At that point, Littlefinger seems to outmanoeuvre his eunuch frenemy, who is left defending the old order.

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