Europe's New Populists A Government for Ungovernable Italy
After three months of negotiation, false starts, presidential vetoes, and market panics, Italy at last has a new, populist government—and its electorate expects radical change.
Global Social Conservatism The Reality of Russian Soft Power
Vladimir Putin may be cynically exploiting a social conservative message to stay in power. That doesn’t mean his message does not have a legitimate appeal—both among Russians and abroad.
Election Aftermath The Impossibility of Italian Politics
This week’s inconclusive election results have confirmed once again that Italy’s democratic dysfunction runs deep. In the short term, it may well prove ungovernable.
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