Wednesday, February 22, 2017
  1. Populism Versus the Media

    Chris Patten

    Populism Versus the Media

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     says that British journalists have much to learn from their US counterparts.

    Northern Line London John Keeble/Getty Images
    Donald Trump has launched a war on the media, which his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, has labeled the “opposition party.” But many US journalists, unlike their British counterparts, are fighting back, working to protect civil society from the worst excesses of populism. READ MORE
  2. Syria’s Balance of Terror

    Omar Ashour

    Syria’s Balance of Terror

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     believes foreign meddling and shifting alliances will derail even the best-intentioned ceasefire.

    Syrian women hang laundry in Aleppo George Ourfalian/Stringer
    Given the weaknesses, divisions, and fatigue of the various forces at work in Syria – both the regime and the opposition – regional powers may now have a better chance of pushing for a sustainable ceasefire. But regional powers have their own interests, which seem to be taking precedence over ending the fighting. READ MORE
  3. Trump’s China Challenge

    Brahma Chellaney
  4. The Price of Empire

    Shashi Tharoor

    The Price of Empire

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     calls on Britons and their historians to stop romanticizing the brutal, racist imperial past.

    Daily life Kerala India v2 Marji Lang/Getty Images
    Whether through national strength or civilizational weakness, India has long refused to hold any grudge against Britain for 200 years of imperial enslavement, plunder, and exploitation. But Indians’ equanimity about the past does not annul what was done – or forgive Britons' ignorance of their history. READ MORE
  5. The European Union First

    Javier Solana

    The European Union First

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     believes that a consolidated EU is the world's best defense against isolationism and extremism.

    EU leaders Matthew Mirabelli/Stringer
    The world needs the European Union now more than ever. Despite recent crises and the hard blow dealt by the UK's Brexit vote, the EU may well be the world’s best line of defense against today’s most serious threats: isolationism, nationalism, xenophobia, and extremism. READ MORE
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