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Could a Rishi Sunak Rise to the Top in Germany?

Germany's electorally most successful party, the center-right CDU, still underrepresents ethnic minorities in top positions. In contrast, the Tories have embraced minorities and elected Rishi Sunak as prime minister. The CDU could learn from the Tories.

President Joe Biden, Crown Prince MBS and Realpolitik

Despite the optics and the apparent climbdown by President Joe Biden amidst claims of Saudi resentment and a rupturing US-Saudi partnership, Chatham House’s Neil Quilliam and Azure Security’s Alice Gower argue that the relationship with Saudi Arabia though strained was never at serious risk.

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Italy, Europe, and the World Needed Super Mario to Stay On

This is a critical year for European stability and security. With the ongoing energy crisis, surging COVID-19 cases and Russia’s intenisfying hostilities in Ukraine, Italy has just lost one of its most competent and respected prime ministers at the worst possible time.

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Biden’s Hyperbolic Fawning Before the CIA

In his public speaking, Joe Biden has been functioning on autopilot for some time. His rhetorical tics have allowed him to craft his own inimitable version of hyperreality, in which exaggeration has become his core value.

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