Saturday, May 27, 2017
  1. Confronting Europe’s Illiberals

    Guy Verhofstadt

    Confronting Europe’s Illiberals

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     calls on EU member states to strip Hungary of its voting rights – and then confront Poland.

    CEU protest Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
    The European Union's credibility already suffers when its leaders hold ambiguous attitudes toward Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and US President Donald Trump. But continuing to waver over full-fledged autocrats, like Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, will have even more serious costs. READ MORE
  2. Awakening from the Trump Nightmare

    Bernard-Henri Lévy
  3. The Iranian Opportunity

    Javier Solana

    The Iranian Opportunity

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     has high hopes for President Hassan Rouhani's second term.

    Hassan Rouhani rally Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images
    By re-electing moderate President Hassan Rouhani, Iran's voters have made clear their desire to continue along the path toward openness. The world should welcome the result as an opportunity to improve relations with a country that is central to progress toward a more peaceful Middle East. READ MORE
  4. The Rouhani Factor

    Abbas Milani

    The Rouhani Factor

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     explains how the Iranian president's reformist forces have gained the upper hand.

    Newsart for The Rouhani Factor Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images
    In the 1980s, the US did not formulate its policy toward the Soviet bloc without careful consideration of political developments there. It would be folly for the US to formulate policy on Iran without giving domestic developments there the attention they deserve. READ MORE
  5. The White House Crack-Up

    Elizabeth Drew
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