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History Matters in How Russia Is Perceived in Europe

September 15, 2021

History matters in how Russia is perceived in EU member states. In the fourth conversation of GLOBSEC’s series on “The Image of Russia,” Peter Kreko, director of the Political Capital Institute in Hungary, discusses how Russia is so successful in inflating its power and influence.

Third Rome: Will Russia Save Europe From Itself?

September 14, 2021

From its inception, the Russian state has long used Europe as a measure for itself. In the 19th century, the leading intellectual debate in Russia was between the Slavophiles and the Westernizers, divided on the idea of the essence of the Russian civilization and its relation to Europe. The...

The Cult of Politics and Business

November 02, 2018

When things become dire, it’s tempting to look for cults to provide the solution in politics, just like in business. The Daily Devil's Dictionary explains. Secular Western society has demonstrated its ingenuity by producing new types of cults that have little to do with religious belief. The...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Getting Political Traction from “Distraction”

January 12, 2018

Theresa May appointed Toby Young, apparently on the understanding that he would “not repeat the offensive tweets and articles” from his journalistic past. Toby Young didn’t last long as Britain’s director of the Office for Students. Unable to defend his outrageous positions in the past...

The World This Week: Shinzo Abe’s Sun Rises in Japan

October 29, 2017

With Xi Jinping and Shinzo Abe on the ascendant, tensions are bound to rise in East Asia despite Japan’s aging population and tottering economy. This week, US Senator Bob Corker turned on the man he endorsed not too long ago. The senator called US President Donald Trump “utterly...

Canada Needs a New Electoral System

October 23, 2017

Considering the problems associated with a first-past-the-post system, the time has come for Canada to change its electoral model. Over the years, there has been much debate on whether Canada should keep its current system of first-past-the-post or move to another form of electoral system....

Exploring Our Inner Gandhi

January 18, 2016

Can returning to the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi bring about a revival of dignity? Earnestness, it is aptly said, is the font of authority or authenticity, where “auto” means “self”—your original instrument and “entea”—or tool connotes communication. This explains why our...