Tuesday, March 28, 2017
  1. Britain’s Messy Divorce

    Chris Patten

    Britain’s Messy Divorce

    14

     worries that, as is usually the case, it is the children who will suffer the most.

    uk eu flags brexit protest Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images
    As Britain formally triggers the doleful negotiations to exclude itself from the mainstream of European politics and economics, Prime Minister Theresa May refuses to call what is happening by its correct name. But the UK is certain to emerge from the proceedings poorer – and probably less democratic. READ MORE
  2. Muslim Anxieties and India’s Future

    Devesh Kapur

    Muslim Anxieties and India’s Future

    9

     warns that the appointment of a bigot to lead the country's largest state is a recipe for disaster.

    Narendra Modi election victory Uttar Pradesh Burhaan Kinu/Hindustan Times/Getty Images
    The recent election in Uttar Pradesh, India's largest state, gave Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party a strong mandate, providing the government with a golden opportunity to advance economic development there, while reaching out to the Muslim population. But Modi seems intent on fueling Hindu chauvinism. READ MORE
  3. Defending Liberal Democracy in Poland

    Guy Verhofstadt

    Defending Liberal Democracy in Poland

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     calls on the EU to take two steps to rein in the increasingly illiberal PiS government.

    Jaroslaw Kaczynski Janek Skarzynski/AFP/Getty Images
    Poland's current government is pushing the country deeper into a constitutional crisis, weakening its democratic institutions, and cracking down on civil society. It's time for the EU to stop hoping that the situation will resolve itself and start defending liberal democracy in the heart of Europe, before it's too late. READ MORE
  4. Fighting for Life at 60

    Philippe Legrain

    Fighting for Life at 60

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     suggests a battle plan for pro-EU forces in the coming year's crucial national elections.

    EU elections flags Tobias Schwarz/Getty Images
    European Union heads of state just gathered to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, while right-wing populists are threatening to destroy Europe’s open liberal societies. Although the Dutch election showed that such forces can be defeated, the risk of another populist upset remains real. READ MORE
  5. Nationalists and Globalists

    Anne-Marie Slaughter

    Nationalists and Globalists

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     deciphers the grievances fueling popular support for anti-establishment leaders in the West.

    Newsart for Nationalists and Globalists
    Populism means a politics of the people, juxtaposed against a politics of the elites. But, at least in the US, President Donald Trump’s ideology – which has little to do with traditional Republican conservatism – frames the axis of division not as the many versus the few, but as nationalists versus globalists. READ MORE
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