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Álvaro de Vasconcelos

Álvaro de Vasconcelos

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Álvaro de Vasconcelos is Director of Projects for the Arab Reform Initiative (ARI), a consortium of 16 think tanks in the Arab world and the West, and coordinator of the Global Governance Group (GG 10). He was formerly Director of the European Union Institute for Security Studies, Paris, and the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (IEEI) in Lisbon.

  1. op_skidelsky5_Chris RatcliffeGetty Images_rhodes must fall Chris Ratcliffe/Getty Images

    History at the Barricades

    Robert Skidelsky

    Optimists might claim that the West’s current history-fueled culture war reflects an enlightened moral sensibility. What has really happened is that yesterday’s imperial victors have lost their beliefs, while former losers are full of passionate convictions about the past.

    shows why today's heated debates about the past are as much a historiographical matter as a historical one.
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  2. Biden inauguration Saul Loeb - Pool/Getty Images

    Biden to the Rescue?

    Tackling the COVID-19 pandemic and engineering an economic recovery are only two of the challenges facing new US President Joe Biden. Amid deep social divisions and the continued threat of right-wing extremist violence, Biden must also try to re-establish democratic political norms and restore trust in American leadership at home and abroad.

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