Dalibor Rohac
Us and Them
The Vices of Nationalism

“Conservative democracy” is no substitute for multilateralism.

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Yellow Jackets
Magical Thinking in Paris

As protests rage on over necessary reforms, it is the Yellow Jackets and their sympathizers—not President Macron—who are truly living in a bubble.

Tender is the Night
Murky Nuclear Business in New Europe

How business is now done: Russia and China appear to be tussling in the shadows for a lucrative no-bid nuclear contract in the Czech Republic.

Carrots & Sticks
Trump Can Win Back Central Europe

He has the conservative bona fides most other Western Europeans lack.

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The Feeble Center
Radical Politics, Old Ideas

If history teaches us anything, it is that resurgent political radicalism is hardly a reason for intellectual excitement about big and bold ideas. Rather, it is a reliable sign of serious trouble ahead.

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The View from Slovakia
Central Europe’s Identity Crisis

A combination of nostalgia, geopolitical blindness, and weak institutions has countries like Slovakia feeling increasingly drawn to Moscow.

Maintaining a Balance
Politics and Control

The parallels between the migrant crisis and Hurricane Katrina are worth thinking about.

Keep Calm
Saving Democracy From Its Defenders

Not every departure from the status quo, objectionable as it may be, is necessarily a step towards tyranny.

To Cure What Ails Us
A More-Than-Minimal Democracy

Democratic governance has to be about far more than just elections.

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Indiana’s Gift to the International Order

Political economists in Bloomington had a recommendation for a better-designed global system, and we should take note.

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