Saturday, October 22, 2016
  1. Managing Compromise in the Middle East

    Nabil Fahmy

    Managing Compromise in the Middle East


     argues that space for genuine political deliberation is essential to solving the region's problems.

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    To move from stagnation to effective governance, Middle Eastern countries need to create a space for politics – a national comfort zone to foster cooperation and distribute power. The region is facing problems that are simply too complex and deep-rooted for isolated, top-down solutions. READ MORE

  2. A National Security Blind Spot

    Anne-Marie Slaughter, ET AL

    A National Security Blind Spot

    &  argue that policies' differential effects on men and women are not being adequately considered.

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    Many foreign policymakers in the US and around the world still don’t seem able to grasp that examining the behavior of women and men alike can improve their analysis and their proposed measures. Indeed, it's an oversight that can weaken their countries' national security. READ MORE

  3. Syria’s Darkest Hour

    Javier Solana
  4. The West’s Other Trump

    Guy Verhofstadt

    The West’s Other Trump


     says Jarosław Kaczyński's illiberalism acts on what the US presidential candidate only promises.

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    Donald Trump’s threat to politicize the American justice system has received the backlash that it deserves, but his cynicism is unfortunately not unique to the US. The current Law and Justice-led government in Poland has displayed similar authoritarianism, flouting the rule of law to further its own ends. READ MORE

  5. The Kremlin’s War on Liberalism

    Nadezda Azhgikhina

    The Kremlin’s War on Liberalism


     traces the government's steady and comprehensive assault on independent journalists and bloggers.

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    In Russia, anti-terror regulations have often been used to stifle independent journalists, particularly those who are critical of President Vladimir Putin’s government. Yet any outcry has been muted in recent years; in fact, few are discussing the repression at all – which is precisely the point. READ MORE

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