Thursday, March 30, 2017
  1. Trump the Ideologue?

    Mark Leonard

    Trump the Ideologue?

    15

     points out that Margaret Thatcher, too, was widely underestimated when she came to power.

    Donald Trump meeting Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images
    It might be cathartic to call Donald Trump an idiot, but the implications of his presidency are serious. If Trump’s progressive opponents fail to engage with the forces that drove his victory – in particular, the backlash against neoliberalism – not even impeachment may be enough to save the world from a dangerous new ideology. READ MORE
  2. France’s Extraordinary Election

    Dominique Moisi
  3. Britain’s Messy Divorce

    Chris Patten

    Britain’s Messy Divorce

    31

     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
  4. Muslim Anxieties and India’s Future

    Devesh Kapur

    Muslim Anxieties and India’s Future

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     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
  5. 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
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