John Lloyd
Continent in Crisis
After Union, the Deluge

In a searing new book, Ian Kearns reckons with the European Union’s many failures—and offers a disturbing prediction of its collapse.

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Ever Closer Union?
Why Macron Cannot Integrate Europe

The French President’s grand ambitions for EU integration have crumbled in the face of political realities. It is time to ponder an alternative approach.

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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