Thursday, October 27, 2016
  1. The Anti-Democratic Heart of Populism

    Andrés Velasco

    The Anti-Democratic Heart of Populism


     rejects the view that populist politics is simply a response to bad economics.

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    The underlying view is that rising populism in the US and Europe is a straightforward consequence of globalization and its unwanted effects: lost jobs and stagnant middle-class incomes. But populism is not about taxation, lost jobs, or income inequality; It is about who gets to represent the people and how. READ MORE

  2. L’America dopo le elezioni

    Richard N. Haass
  3. Theresa May’s Nasty Britain

    Mark Leonard

    Theresa May’s Nasty Britain


     sees no future for British nativism, despite the government's best efforts to stoke it.

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    British Prime Minister Theresa May, who once warned her fellow Conservatives of the perils of being known as the “nasty party,” is in danger of turning the UK into the nasty country. Britain's cosmopolitan majority needs to stand up to the nativism which fueled the June Brexit referendum – and to which May is now playing. READ MORE

  4. The Brexit Paradox

    Ana Palacio

    The Brexit Paradox


     calls on UK and EU leaders to take urgent steps to minimize uncertainty about the looming divorce.

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    This was supposed to be the month when the world would gain more clarity on the terms of the UK's withdrawal from the EU. But all that has been offered, beyond a deadline for the launch of exit negotiations, is dangerous posturing, which is having an adverse impact on both business and politics. READ MORE

  5. A Progressive Political Alliance for Europe

    Kemal Derviş

    A Progressive Political Alliance for Europe


     believes that the key to transforming the EU is a new alignment of moderate parties.

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    If moderate forces in France and Germany fail to join together to create what the US historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., called the “vital center,” the assault on economic openness and liberal democracy will gain traction. In this sense, the French and German elections will turn 2017 into be a make-or-break year for the EU. READ MORE

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