Friday, March 24, 2017
  1. Defending Liberal Democracy in Poland

    Guy Verhofstadt

    Defending Liberal Democracy in Poland


     calls on the EU to take two steps to rein in the increasingly illiberal PiS government.

    Jaroslaw Kaczynski Janek Skarzynski/AFP/Getty Images
    Poland's current government is pushing the country deeper into a constitutional crisis, weakening its democratic institutions, and cracking down on civil society. It's time for the EU to stop hoping that the situation will resolve itself and start defending liberal democracy in the heart of Europe, before it's too late. READ MORE
  2. Fighting for Life at 60

    Philippe Legrain

    Fighting for Life at 60


     suggests a battle plan for pro-EU forces in the coming year's crucial national elections.

    EU elections flags Tobias Schwarz/Getty Images
    European Union heads of state just gathered to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, while right-wing populists are threatening to destroy Europe’s open liberal societies. Although the Dutch election showed that such forces can be defeated, the risk of another populist upset remains real. READ MORE
  3. Nationalists and Globalists

    Anne-Marie Slaughter

    Nationalists and Globalists


     deciphers the grievances fueling popular support for anti-establishment leaders in the West.

    Newsart for Nationalists and Globalists
    Populism means a politics of the people, juxtaposed against a politics of the elites. But, at least in the US, President Donald Trump’s ideology – which has little to do with traditional Republican conservatism – frames the axis of division not as the many versus the few, but as nationalists versus globalists. READ MORE
  4. Trump the Destroyer

    Lucy P. Marcus
  5. Europe’s Dutch Turning Point?

    Sylvester Eijffinger

    Europe’s Dutch Turning Point?


     considers the broader implications of the rejection of right-wing populism in the Netherlands.

    Newsart for Europe’s Dutch Turning Point? Yves Herman/AFP/Getty Images
    Last week, Dutch voters dealt a blow to far-right populism in their country’s general election. With the Euroskeptic, anti-immigration Party for Freedom, led by Geert Wilders, having managed to secure substantially fewer seats than anticipated, the Dutch outcome is a promising start to a year of critical elections in Europe. READ MORE
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