As Germany and Italy decide the shape of their future governments, the EU is making slow progress. It is abandoning lofty schemes and determined to focus on people’s real problems.
Is Russia in breach of the 1986 INF Treaty on Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces, agreed by Reagan and Gorbachev? This would be dangerous.
Disinformation needs to be tackled by a troika – individual members of the public, the social media companies and governments.
Worried about social media helping to create popular movements, China runs an elaborate system of censorship and manipulation.
Terrorism, oil, the crisis in Iraq, the Syrian civil war and geopolitics all weigh against the birth of a new Kurdish state.
Venezuela’s “Bolivarian Revolution” has been an even more pronounced failure under Maduro than under Chavez.
The fall in the value of oil has far reaching knock-on effects.
With the decline of the middle classes, social classes are back on the global agenda. That is politically dangerous.