Putin rules like a Czar, deeply conservative, fearful of unrest, placing stability above all else.
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.
Why can’t the U.S. follow the example of other, truly democratic nations in limiting the influence that very rich people can have on elections?
As Europe’s largest economy struggles to find its future path, what about calls that Germany is Europe’s hegemon?
There are similarities between today’s Europe and the patchwork of around 300 territories and principalities which comprised the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation.
Germany’s current political contortions will likely end with a fourth term for Merkel.
Four questions about the country’s near-term political path.
It is not enough for a democracy in the 21st century to make decisions by up-down majoritarian votes.
The Jamaica coalition consists of representatives of the globalization and modernization winners. It pitches urban elites against the less successful.