Thursday, June 29, 2017
  1. Russia’s Oligarchs-in-Waiting

    Anders Åslund

    Russia’s Oligarchs-in-Waiting


     shows how Vladimir Putin has consolidated his power through intergenerational cronyism.

    Putin in Kremlin Alexei Druzhinin/Getty Images
    Through a process of brazen nepotism, Russian President Vladimir Putin has nationalized his country's elites, and consolidated his own power. As the better-known children of Russia’s previous generation of oligarchs have steadily left the country, the offspring of Putin’s cronies have taken their place. READ MORE
  2. Die veränderte Geopolitik europäischer Emotionen

    Dominique Moisi
  3. 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.

    Newsart for Poland’s Immoral Refugee Policy Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
    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
  4. Game of Thrones in Saudi-Arabien

    Bernard Haykel
  5. Der Mafia-Staat der EU

    Bálint Magyar
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