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PS. Explain This: Europe’s Illiberal Democracies


Not long ago, Poland was a poster child for post-communist success, a stable, strongly pro-Western EU member whose economic prudence helped it buck the global recession. Today, it’s a poster child of so-called “illiberal democracy” in Europe. PS Associate Editor Whitney Arana explains the situation.;
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    Relieving Libya’s Agony

    Javier Solana

    The credibility of all external actors in the Libyan conflict is now at stake. The main domestic players will lower their maximalist pretensions only when their foreign supporters do the same, ending hypocrisy once and for all and making a sincere effort to find room for consensus.


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