Tag Archives: politics

Huntington Reloaded: Reflections on German Escapism

The three candidates to succeed Angela Merkel as German Chancellor are woefully unprepared to deal with geopolitical pressures.

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Sankt Angela of Europe?

As the long-time German chancellor completes her last term in office, it isn’t just her own center-right party that is struggling at the polls.

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From Ideology to Confusionism: The End of the Isms?”

Are we finally reaching the post-ideological age? Given the complexity of today’s world, that would represent major progress.

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The Biden Administration’s Anti-Corruption Agenda

Will key European leaders join Biden’s approach on fighting kleptocratic regimes, whether Russia, China, Iran or Turkey?

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How Angela Merkel Inspires the Japanese

Germany has always been an inspiration to Japan since the country opened itself up. These days, it may be Angela Merkel and her brand of leadership that inspires Japan the most.

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Can Democrats Overcome Trump’s Shadow?

Should the Democratic Party be fortunate enough to rise to power again, the question arises: What will they do with it?

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The Harsh Realism of Adam Smith

Adam Smith was no blind worshipper of the market economy. He pointed to many of the deformations of human behavior that we still deplore today.

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India and the Politics of Anger

To rein in the present political “Age of Anger,” everyone must suspend the belief that their way of life is morally superior.

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Binary Choice and American Politics in the Age of Complexity

The domestic set-up in the US, with two dominant political parties, is not conducive to constructive engagement. It favors paralysis or overreach.

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United States: Women as Voters and Politicians

U.S. women are more likely to vote than men.

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