Iceland Melts While New Europe Burns

In recent days, we’ve seen rioting and unrest in Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Hungary and the collapse of the government in Iceland — all directly related to the global financial crisis.

In a New Atlanticist piece, “Security Implications of the Financial Crisis,” I wonder what it all means, including my colleague Jim Townsend’s dire comparison to the last time we saw such political upheaval in Europe.

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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.