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  • Macron takes aim at European politics

    UNTIL the terrorist attack at a market in southern France on March 23, French President Emmanuel Macron had been planning to launch a new European-level political campaign. Though the official rollout has now been postponed, Macron's latest project remains central to his presidency and to his conception of power.

  • Theresa May

    The Brexit threat to British security

    Some moments in history are steeped in irony. To glimpse a current example, look no further than the United Kingdom.

  • Memory laws and nationalist lies

    A controversial law recently enacted by Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party has attracted a tremendous amount of attention around the world for its criminalisation of expressions like “Polish death camps.” But the law is intended to be much more than a means to get people to mind their language.

  • Could the Kim-Trump summit succeed?

    Last year, North Korea's Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump were hurling kindergarten insults at each other—“Rocket Man is on a suicide mission,” said Trump of Kim; “mentally deranged US dotard,” Kim retorted—while threatening to reduce East Asia to a post-atomic wasteland.

  • When shall we overcome?

    In 1967, riots erupted in cities throughout the United States, from Newark, New Jersey, to Detroit and Minneapolis in the Midwest—all two years after the Watts neighbourhood of Los Angeles exploded in violence. In response, President Lyndon B Johnson appointed a commission, headed by Illinois Governor Otto Kerner, to investigate the causes and propose measures to address them.

  • Education in the Digital Age

    The Fourth Industrial Revolution stands out from its predecessors in a critical way: rather than making it easier for humans to use their surroundings more effectively for their own benefit, technology is displacing humans in the workplace. The question is who will benefit now.

  • Bibi's Faustian bargain

    On February 13, after an investigation that began in 2016, the Israeli police recommended charges against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for bribery, fraud, and breach of trust. Now, the spotlight is on Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, who must decide whether to issue a formal indictment against a man who has become virtually synonymous with modern Israeli politics.

  • Prisoners of the American Dream

    To many observers, US Republicans' recent passage of a sweeping tax bill was out of step with the country's needs. With inequality

  • The sexual harassment reckoning

    Deeds, not words!” Britain's suffragettes shouted, as they fought for—and won—the right to vote 100 years ago. Today, that call to arms seems more apt than ever. For all the advances that women have made in the last century, the tendency to pay lip service to women's rights and dignity, without doing what is necessary truly to protect them, is more obvious than ever.

  • The power of dialogue in a disrupted world

    Closing the divides in our fractured world will require collaboration among many stakeholders.

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