Every country, every social, ethnic or family group has in recent decades undergone a profound change in its relations with the past. This change takes many forms: criticism of official histories and recovery of repressed ones; demands for confiscated or suppressed pasts; interest in “roots” and genealogy; commemorative events and new museums; opening archives to the public; and, finally, fondness for what English-speakers call “heritage” and the French “
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At a time of deep frustration with the status quo, the reasons for Gustavo Petro’s victory in Colombia’s presidential runoff are not difficult to discern. But it is much less clear whether Petro will be able to implement his ambitious reform agenda.
considers the implications of Gustavo Petro’s election as the country’s next president.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has created a very different geopolitical context from that of 25 years ago, when the Spanish capital last hosted a NATO summit. Today, only the political will of Europeans and their leaders will be able to strengthen the continent’s security.
argues that a strong Europe is indispensable for revitalizing the transatlantic alliance.
On both sides of the Atlantic, policymakers, pundits, and the public fear that financial markets' appetite for immediate profit poses a growing threat to communities, economies, and the planet. But the argument is a red herring, and buying into it will lead to misguided, and possibly counterproductive policies.
disputes the widespread assumption that climate change and other problems are due to myopic profit-seeking.
The Alliance’s leaders are preparing to gather for a summit at a critical moment for European security. But even if Turkish opposition to Finland and Sweden’s membership bids can eventually be overcome, is Europe adequately prepared to serve as a capable military partner for NATO?
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