Thursday, March 30, 2017
  1. Russia’s Nonprofit Spies

    Robert Skidelsky

    Russia’s Nonprofit Spies


     traces the country's law on foreign agents to a legacy of imperial paranoia and cultural insularity.

    russia protest 2011 Alexander Aleshkin/Epsilon/Getty Images
    Nothing riles up Western observers of Russia today as much as its law on foreign agents, which requires non-commercial organizations engaged in undefined “political activities” to register as “carrying functions of a foreign agent.” So what accounts for Russians' suspicion of organizations with external ties? READ MORE
  2. The October Revolution in Post-Truth Russia

    Andrei Kolesnikov

    The October Revolution in Post-Truth Russia


     predicts how President Vladimir Putin will exploit the commemoration of this year's centenary.

    Vladimir Putin statue moscow Mikhail Klimentyev/TASS/Getty Images
    Russia is locked in a battle between official history (the story of the state) and counter-history (the story of civil society and the memories of the people). With the centenary of the October Revolution this year, the clash will move to the center of public life. READ MORE
  3. A More Dangerous Globalism

    Jeremy Adelman, ET AL

    A More Dangerous Globalism

    &  remind us that today's nationalists have their own vision of world order.

    Newsart for A More Dangerous Globalism Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images
    Today's most important political struggle is not between globalists and anti-globalists, but rather between two models of integration: one is multilateral and internationalist; the other is bilateral and imperialist. Throughout the modern age, the world has seesawed between them. READ MORE
  4. Another Strange French Disaster

    Bernard-Henri Lévy
  5. Wilders vs. Spinoza

    Steven Nadler

    Wilders vs. Spinoza


     wonders if the Dutch populists, despite losing the electoral battle, are winning the ideological war.

    Geert Wilders Carl Court/Getty Images
    Geert Wilders did not win the Dutch election, as many had feared; but that does not mean his ideas have lost. As the Dutch confront the results of their most consequential election in decades, they should heed the lessons of their most famous philosopher and not allow themselves to be governed by fear and hate. READ MORE
108 pages
108 pages

Commentaries available in 12 Languages