Is Michel Zecler France’s George Floyd?

Nov 30, 2020

In recent weeks, France’s President Emmanuel Macron has accelerated his recent campaign to bolster his credentials as Europe’s most determined authoritarian leader. Citing France’s secular philosophical tradition, he appears to believe in the 18th-century cultural meme of the...

The Dazzling Shallowness of Bernard-Henri Levy
Nov 25, 2020

The Dazzling Shallowness of Bernard-Henri Levy

The Rapid Growth of Emmanuel Macron’s Authoritarianism
Nov 25, 2020

The Rapid Growth of Emmanuel Macron’s Authoritarianism

The Rise of the Digital Émigré
Nov 20, 2020

The Rise of the Digital Émigré

25 Years On, The Dayton Peace Agreement Is a Ticking Time Bomb

25 Years On, The Dayton Peace Agreement Is a Ticking Time Bomb

Nov 20, 2020

Throughout Danis Tanovic’s Oscar-winning film “No Man’s Land,” a viewer waits distressingly for the bouncing mine to explode below the body of Cera, an injured Bosnian soldier lying in a trench. The last moments of this antiwar satire do not capture a real ending for the story — or...

What Is Russia’s Stake in the Nagorno-Karabakh War?

What Is Russia’s Stake in the Nagorno-Karabakh War?

Nov 17, 2020

As the world discusses the sudden cessation of fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh and the deployment of Russian “peacekeepers” to the region to monitor the truce, one critically important question is overlooked: Why did Russia not discourage...

Macron’s Problem With the News in English

Macron's Problem With the News in English

Nov 17, 2020

At some moment in the recent past, French President Emmanuel Macron assigned himself the mission to single-handedly reform Islam and imbue it with the Enlightenment values that made it possible for a lowly Rothschild banker to rise up to become the democratically elected pseudo-monarch of...

Third Countries Are Invited to Join European Military Projects

Third Countries Are Invited to Join European Military Projects

Nov 11, 2020

As the European Union comes to terms with a changing strategic environment, it needs to do more to provide for its own defense and security. This includes better and more comprehensive EU-NATO coordination but also the participation of non-EU members in projects and processes initiated...

The Real Scandal of Jeremy Corbyn’s Exclusion

The Real Scandal of Jeremy Corbyn’s Exclusion

Nov 05, 2020

Earlier this year, an internal report from the UK’s Labour Party revealed that some of its influential members worked to sabotage former leader Jeremy Corbyn’s electoral chances in 2017, the election in which he nearly achieved an unexpected victory against Prime Minister Theresa...

Why Populists at the Helm Are Bad for the Economy

Why Populists at the Helm Are Bad for the Economy

Nov 05, 2020

Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a man on a mission. The goal: to make Turkey great again. Making Turkey great again, I guess, means wiping history clean of a series of humiliations, from the ignominious decline of the Ottoman Empire, dismissed as the “sick man upon the Bosporus” in the late 1800s, to...

What Is Behind the Rise of Islamophobia in France?

What Is Behind the Rise of Islamophobia in France?

Nov 05, 2020

On October 29, the French Ministry of Interior sent out a message on social media warning of “Violent radicalization, Islamism ... If you have any doubts about someone you know, contact the toll-free number.” The situation in France has exploded into what is now increasingly reminiscent...

Who Are the Men Hoping to Succeed Angela Merkel?

Who Are the Men Hoping to Succeed Angela Merkel?

Nov 04, 2020

The decision of who will follow Angela Merkel to become Germany’s next chancellor is still up in the air. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party conference to elect a new leader has been postponed until January next year. Merkel’s approval ratings have...

Muslims Will Not Kill God for Marianne

Muslims Will Not Kill God for Marianne

Nov 04, 2020

Two conflicting narratives have been clashing anew in extremely heated debates amid what we may call “a new cartoon crisis.” On one side, there is a sizable portion of orthodox Muslims with a strong aniconism tradition and who perceive the representation of sacred characters as unpardonable...

Can Zelensky Win Ukraine’s War on Corruption?

Can Zelensky Win Ukraine’s War on Corruption?

Nov 03, 2020

While the Ukrainian military continues to fight Russian-backed separatists in the east, it was the country’s bitter war on corruption that has exploded back into the spotlight last week. The decision by Ukraine’s constitutional court to strike down elements of anti-corruption legislation has...

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