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Attacks on Academics: East Europe, Russia and Turkey

Limiting academic freedom is a threat to democracy itself. EU leaders must unite and stand up to this troubling trend.

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The Steady Beat of Wars and Heavy Rains

Women in Mozambique bear the brunt of civil war, droughts and floods.

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Migration Vs. the Welfare State?

A self-fulfilling prophecy of failure: Welfare states attract a lot of unskilled migrants who fail to assimilate. A political disaster is looming.

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Five Ways to Fight Populism

The best response to populism is active government policy. We need more and better smart liberalism.

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Doing Netanyahu’s Bidding

The disunity of Israel’s opposition parties is serving the Occupation.

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Why Wait 30 Years for Robot CEOs?

Most CEO jobs are as outsourceable as everybody else’s. The incentive is greater too, given the direct savings in salary costs etc.

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Erdogan’s Futile Yearning for Omnipotence

Turkey has become too diverse demographically, too big economically and too complicated politically for one person to shape in his own image.

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The Pope in Egypt: Tiptoeing Through a Minefield

Pope Francis is shining a spotlight on complex battles for the soul of Islam as well as the survival of autocracy in the Middle East and North Africa.

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Africa: A Massive Tragedy That Could Be Avoided

The issue of the intense connection between corruption and violence fails to secure the attention it deserves.

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A (Global) March for Science Against Trump’s “War on Science”

Trump has had a noticeable effect on scientific institutions. To prevent being slaughtered by him one by one, they are getting politically active.

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