Friday, April 28, 2017
  1. The People vs. Donald Trump

    Simon Johnson

    The People vs. Donald Trump

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     explains how grassroots efforts are increasingly hamstringing the administration's extremist agenda.

     Trump and Congress Win McNamee/Getty Images
    The Republicans may have won big in November 2016, but US President Donald Trump’s ability to pass legislation still depends on what congressional Republicans expect to see happen in the November 2018 midterm election. If once-safe Republican seats continue to come under threat, Trump's agenda could be stymied. READ MORE
  2. Has France Really Rejected Populism?

    Mark Roe

    Has France Really Rejected Populism?

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     points out that anti-establishment presidential candidates carried almost half of the first-round vote.

    French Elections Chesnot/Getty Images
    Beneath the surface of France’s first-round presidential election results is a potential coalition that should give pause to those celebrating the supposed triumph of liberal democracy. Even if the French electorate rejects anti-establishment policies this time around, today's large minority could become tomorrow's majority. READ MORE
  3. What Mandate for Theresa May?

    Chris Patten

    What Mandate for Theresa May?

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     doubts that the UK's election in June will resolve the many questions surrounding Brexit.

    Theresa May Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
    The UK prime minister's decision to call a snap election reflects her hope of winning a large, docile majority in Parliament for whatever Brexit agreement she concludes with the EU. But, however large her victory in June turns out to be, if she strikes a bad deal – or no deal at all – her government can expect a very rough ride. READ MORE
  4. A Grand Strategy for Donald Trump?

    Koichi Hamada

    A Grand Strategy for Donald Trump?

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     uses game theory to show where the US administration's foreign policy succeeds and fails.

    North Korea Ed Jones/Getty Images
    Accommodating aggressive behavior by "defectors" from international cooperation like North Korea will never bring peace, but establishing cooperation as the only viable option might. If the Trump administration follows such an approach, it could have the makings of an effective strategic doctrine. READ MORE
  5. The Making of Macron

    Dominique Moisi

    The Making of Macron

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     celebrates the candidate's likely accession to the French presidency, and assesses what comes next.

    Emmanuel Macron voting Philippe Wojazer/AFP/Getty Images
    Relief and pride are the main emotions many French citizens are feeling after the first round of the French presidential election, in which Emmanuel Macron finished first. The composition of the electorate ensures that a second-round victory for the far-right candidate, Marine Le Pen, while technically possible, is highly unlikely. READ MORE
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