Wednesday, July 27, 2016
  1. Turkish Democracy’s Secret Weapon

    Adeel Malik
  2. The Kremlin’s Olympic Acrobatics

    Nina L. Khrushcheva

    The Kremlin’s Olympic Acrobatics


     thinks that banning Russia's team could have spurred Vladimir Putin to seek another kind of glory.

    Newsart for The Kremlin’s Olympic Acrobatics Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images

    Following revelations about state-sponsored doping in Russia, the country barely avoided an outright ban from the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. But an outright ban could have produced even more dangerous consequences, by driving President Vladimir Putin to seek glory elsewhere. READ MORE

  3. The British Leadership Disease

    Lucy P. Marcus

    The British Leadership Disease


     marvels at the swift decadence of UK politics.

    Newsart for The British Leadership Disease Mary Turner/Stringer

    Ethical political leadership is in short supply worldwide, from the US to Turkey to the Philippines. But perhaps the most striking instance of dishonest leadership has been in the UK, where the Brexit referendum and its aftermath have caused more instability than Britain experiences in a typical decade. READ MORE

  4. Deserting the Battle for Britain

    Kevin Hjortshøj O'Rourke

    Deserting the Battle for Britain

     blames the "Remain" campaign's leaders for abandoning efforts to keep the UK in the single market.

    Newsart for Deserting the Battle for Britain Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

    Why haven’t the Irish developed the same level of animosity toward immigrants from the EU as the UK has, especially given the austerity imposed by European institutions after the financial crisis of 2008? The British press is partly to blame, but the abdication political leadership in the UK matters more. READ MORE

  5. The Case for Constructive Populism

    Kemal Derviş

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