The Merkel-Obama Riddle — Or: What Makes Leaders Hesitate?

Examining the parallels in the political style and performance of Angela Merkel and Barack Obama, the past decade’s transatlantic power couple.

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An Open Letter to President Erdogan

When Erdogan leaves the political scene, it will be with a public mixture of contempt and relief – not with the reverence that was bestowed upon Atatürk.

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Eric Zemmour: France’s New Elitist-Extremist Menace

In next year’s presidential election, will France retreat from reason and science to embrace radical politics?

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India and China: 1962 as a Turning Point

A history retold about India and China from 1949 to 1962, a formative and yet self-destructive phase in a troubled relationship.

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Boosting Transatlantic Technology Cooperation

The EU and the U.S. need to address the real technology competitiveness challenge, which is China.

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What Really Threatens Covid-19 Vaccinations For All

A sustainable approach to the Covid-19 pandemic could produce better health systems: We need to pay more attention to the last mile hurdle.

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Putin, the Master Strategist? Is 2021 Our 1914?

Why the strategic situation in Europe today, occasioned by the standoff at the Polish-Belarus border, resembles 1914 more than that of the Cold War.

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F.W. de Klerk: Rising to a Shakespearean Challenge

Reflections on the life of the late South African President.

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COP26, Glasgow — and Curry!

A recipe for a simple store-cupboard curry

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When Mob Rule Comes to the United States of America

The parallels between the Leninist power usurpation in early 20th century Russia and the Trumpian brigades in today’s United States are becoming ever more eerie.

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