Tuesday, February 21, 2017
  1. Europe’s Critical Elections

    Guy Verhofstadt

    Europe’s Critical Elections


     expects a strong, but not decisive, showing for Dutch, French, and German populists this year.

    WIlders Le Pen and Fauke Petry Sean Gallup/Getty Images
    Upcoming elections in the Netherlands, France, and Germany will be held in what is arguably the most febrile political environment since the EU’s creation. The post-war liberal democratic order is under threat everywhere, but particularly in Europe, where an alternative to populism is urgently needed. READ MORE
  2. How Trumpocracy Corrupts Democracy

    Sandra Navidi

    How Trumpocracy Corrupts Democracy


     uses network science to examine the threat posed to America by its current president.

    Trump in SC Sean Rayford/Stringer
    American democracy is a complex, self-organizing system, and its president is a “superhub”: the most well-connected human “node,” located in the center of the network. While Donald Trump does not have control over the entire system, he has enough influence that he could cause it to fail. READ MORE
  3. How to Survive the Trump Era

    Joseph E. Stiglitz
  4. Navigating the Trumpscape

    Michael Mandelbaum

    Navigating the Trumpscape


     shares five guidelines for assessing the administration's performance now and in the months ahead.

    To say that US President Donald Trump’s administration made waves in its initial weeks would be an understatement. But general guidelines, rather than discreet events, are a better way to assess the new administration's performance so far. READ MORE
  5. Macron the Maverick

    Kemal Derviş

    Macron the Maverick


     thinks the upstart independent French presidential candidate could overturn the populist applecart.

    Emmanuel Macron Chesnot/Getty Images
    French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has positioned himself against the old left and the old right, but he is neither a left- or right-wing populist, nor a traditional centrist. If he wins, he could give hope to those around the world who are anxious about the rising tide of populism and hyper-nationalism. READ MORE
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