Boris Breaks the Divorce Treaty: What Can the EU Do?

The ways in which the EU can put pressure on a UK that is going rogue are very limited — and potentially vast at the same time.

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US Presidential Election: 2020 Is Not 2016

Joe Biden will be vilified more and more by the Trump campaign as the election approaches. But this vilification is likely to be confined to inside the right-wing echo chamber.

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A Lesson from China’s Cultural Revolution

What can other countries learn from the devastating effects of China’s “Cultural Revolution”?

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US Prisons: Outrageously Unjust

The time is overdue to reform the US prison system. It reflects very poorly on the country‘s moral values.

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Scottish Independence? A Hard Brexit?

Boris Johnson’s latest Brexit moves give the Scottish independence movement a fresh impulse.

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Can Macron Save Lebanon From Its Political Class?

Lebanon needs a new state, not new visits from the President of France.

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In Memoriam David Graeber: How Debt Has Come to Shape Humanity

Over the last 5,000 years, what has made the concept of debt so strangely powerful?

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Putin’s Russia Is Like Brezhnev’s USSR: Will the End Be the Same?

After 20 years in power, Putin’s balance sheet is weak. Considering Russia strong is a serious misreading of its real situation at home and abroad.

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Dial “M” for Murdoch

Fox News, just like Putin, is working hard to give Trump four more years in the White House — so that he could complete the destruction of the U.S.

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Shinzo Abe’s Legacy for Japan

Japan’s longest-serving prime minister achieved not only a stable Japan — but one with a clear view of its own identity and role in the world.

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