Tuesday, July 26, 2016
  1. The Kremlin’s Olympic Acrobatics

    Nina L. Khrushcheva

    The Kremlin’s Olympic Acrobatics

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     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

  2. The British Leadership Disease

    Lucy P. Marcus

    The British Leadership Disease

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     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

  3. 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

  4. The Case for Constructive Populism

    Kemal Derviş
  5. More Europe, Less Brussels

    Carl Bildt

    More Europe, Less Brussels

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     calls for a new vision of Europe that includes all members and doesn't play favorites.

    Newsart for More Europe, Less Brussels Carl Court/Getty Images

    For too long, the European project has invoked the Europe of Charlemagne that existed more than a thousand years ago. If the EU is to survive, it should tap far more fertile sources of inspiration than an illiterate warrior whose empire fell apart soon after his death. READ MORE

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