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Macron’s France is fearful and angry

October 30, 2020 3:10 pm

The French president cannot fathom an ideology that brooks no compromise

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It’s time to expel Turkey from Nato

October 30, 2020 11:31 am

Turkey is making fewer attempts to disguise its increasingly Islamist and authoritarian tendencies

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What Trump can learn from Boris in fighting fake news

October 30, 2020 11:14 am

Britain sends a clear picture to foreign adversaries about the costs of their online influence campaigns


How Macron reacts to the Nice attack will be critical

October 29, 2020 11:10 am

France is at a tipping point


Erdogan’s game: why Turkey has turned against the West

October 29, 2020 8:49 am

The Turkish president carefully plays Russia against Europe and the US to channel Turkey’s needs


Bangkok’s unraveling was easy to see coming

October 29, 2020 8:43 am

Unresolved conflicts swirl around Thailand’s institutions

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Nigeria and the fight to end SARS

October 28, 2020 12:47 pm

Nigerian authorities have responded to anti-police brutality protests with more brutality


Japan’s carbon neutral pledge looks like a load of hot air

October 28, 2020 10:57 am

Suga may have opted for airy rhetoric as he has limited options


Why is Macron so determined to infuriate the rest of the world?

October 27, 2020 1:58 pm

His tactless temperament has brought events to dangerous levels

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The race to replace Merkel is turning nasty

October 27, 2020 1:48 pm

A party convention on December 4 was supposed to elect a new chairman but it has been postponed

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Should we be worried by declining COVID antibodies?

October 27, 2020 1:19 pm

If antibodies were our only defense, surely we would be seeing vast numbers of reinfections?


Macron isn’t Islamophobic

October 27, 2020 12:17 pm

Either you believe in the tenets of western liberal democracy or you do not

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Will Spain’s nation of rogues comply with the curfew?

October 26, 2020 3:51 pm

There will certainly be a temptation to push the 11 p.m. curfew back

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Macron’s clash with Islam and the hypocrisy of the French boycott

October 26, 2020 3:35 pm

Are his comments really worse than China’s treatment of the Uighurs?


Ireland’s lockdown war on the economy

October 26, 2020 11:17 am

Bars and restaurants are closed in Ireland for all but takeaway service


How will the UK government deal with Joe Biden?

October 23, 2020 3:31 pm

The first few months of a Biden presidency would be awkward


Spain’s politics is fraying

October 23, 2020 11:59 am

The language politicians are using has become unmistakably bellicose


Can dynastic restoration revive Lebanese fortunes?

October 23, 2020 9:19 am

The Party of God resists any external interference in Lebanese politics

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Angela Merkel’s executive power-grab

October 23, 2020 9:11 am

Critics believe Merkel and her cabinet have effectively neutralized Germany’s national parliament


Xi’s world: COVID has accelerated China’s rise

October 22, 2020 9:56 am

Beijing can look forward, while other major economies are still working out how to manage the damage

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Europe’s long COVID: things aren’t getting better any time soon

October 22, 2020 9:53 am

The West’s struggle is already being reflected in the COVID recovery data

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Samuel Paty and the world’s forgotten blasphemy laws

October 20, 2020 11:18 am

The fear of Islam will only be addressed if it is treated like any other religio

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Iran’s embargo imbroglio

October 19, 2020 3:22 pm

Iran simply doesn’t have the money to go arms shopping


The US is coming out of COVID no worse than any European country

October 19, 2020 3:07 pm

No one is telling Americans to ‘look at the EU’ anymore


Russia’s conundrum in the Caucasus

October 19, 2020 12:03 pm

Russia faces some difficult choices with few attractive consequences