Wednesday, June 28, 2017
  1. Poland’s Immoral Refugee Policy

    Sławomir Sierakowski

    Poland’s Immoral Refugee Policy


     condemns Prime Minister Beata Szydło’s abuse of the Holocaust to justify barring asylum-seekers.

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    By comparing today’s Poles to the Holocaust’s Jewish victims, and today’s refugees to the Nazis, Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło has demonstrated yet again that the Law and Justice government is composed of people who can only cast themselves as heroes, and are incapable of admitting any fault. READ MORE
  2. Saudi Arabia’s Game of Thrones

    Bernard Haykel

    Saudi Arabia’s Game of Thrones


     examines how Mohammed bin Salman secured his succession to the throne, and why it matters.

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    Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has now replaced the 57-year-old Muhammad bin Nayif with his 31-year-old son, Mohammed bin Salman, as crown prince, signaling a clear break from a decades-old tradition of building consensus. That implies a return to the absolute monarchy established by Saudi Arabia's founder, King Abdulaziz Ibn Saud. READ MORE
  3. Mafiánský stát Evropské unie

    Bálint Magyar
  4. The Russian-Roulette Presidency

    Elizabeth Drew

    The Russian-Roulette Presidency


     thinks the multiple investigations into Donald Trump's presidency are beginning to leave their mark.

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    Unless US President Donald Trump decides to return to his gilded Manhattan tower, the metastasizing crisis of his presidency will continue. Separate investigations in the US Congress are underway, and the investigation by the Justice Department’s special counsel, Robert Mueller, is just getting started. READ MORE
  5. The Death of the Party

    Nina L. Khrushcheva

    The Death of the Party


     considers why major political parties, from India's Congress to France's Socialists, are declining.

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    Today, once-great political parties in the West and some developing countries seem to be going the way of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. But whereas the CPSU’s demise was perfectly logical, the decline of major political parties in countries like France, India, and South Africa is not so easy to explain. READ MORE
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