Wednesday, September 28, 2016
  1. Trump Versus the West

    Dominique Moisi

    Trump Versus the West

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     underscores just how possible a Trump presidency is – and how disastrous it would be.

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    Donald Trump is not just a populist, isolationist politician; he is a caricature of one. By electing him, American voters would achieve what neither the Soviet Union during the Cold War nor Islamist radicals today ever could: undermining – and possibly destroying – the democratic system of the world’s greatest power. READ MORE

  2. Confronting the Populists

    Chris Patten

    Confronting the Populists

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     worries that mainstream politicians are too complacent to take on anti-establishment challengers.

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    In the political world – on the left and right – few mainstream leaders are having a very good year, and one must search for any notable achievements. Still, if they are to win the battle of ideas against populism, they must adopt a fighting spirit and signal confidence in their cause. READ MORE

  3. Israel’s Last Founding Father

    Itamar Rabinovich

    Israel’s Last Founding Father

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     traces the dramatic sweep of Shimon Peres's nearly 70-year political career.

    Newsart for Israel’s Last Founding Father Ronen Zvulun/AFP/Getty Images

    During his nearly seven-decade career, Shimon Peres reached lofty heights and suffered humiliating failures. A security hawk who became an ardent peacemaker, he maintained a love-hate relationship with an Israeli public that declined to elect him Prime Minister but admired him when he neither held nor sought real power. READ MORE

  4. Saving Italy From Itself

    Paola Subacchi
  5. Trump Through Russian Eyes

    Nina L. Khrushcheva

    Trump Through Russian Eyes

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     says the Republican nominee, like Vladimir Putin, has benefited from big money and bad journalism.

    Newsart for Trump Through Russian Eyes Win McNamee/Getty Images

    When Russia's first post-Soviet president, Boris Yeltsin, stepped down, he left Russia at the mercy of his handpicked successor, Vladimir Putin. In the US, the Republicans, having chosen Donald Trump as their presidential candidate, should disavow their nominee, lest they inflict similar damage on their country. READ MORE

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