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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.

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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.

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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.

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Maintaining a Balance
Politics and Control

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

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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.

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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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Polycentricity
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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Cart Before the Horse
Misdiagnosing the Western Crisis

Trump, fake news, and Russian belligerence are symptoms of the West’s disease, not its causes.

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