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.
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.
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.
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