Tag: politics

Making Sense of the Tigray War in Ethiopia

Making Sense of the Tigray War in Ethiopia

FO° Insights is a new feature where our contributors make sense of issues in the news. Even as the focus has been on Ukraine, a bloody and brutal conflict has raged in Tigray for 17 months but hardly attracted global attention. On March 25, rebel Tigrayan forces declared that they would...

US Politics: The Anger Games

US Politics: The Anger Games

Maggie Astor at The New York Times devotes an article to the egregious lies US politicians share with their constituents, not through social media, but through massive email campaigns. They escape notice in the public debate about fake news because they are private communications. But they achieve...

Biden’s Cosmetic Battle Against Corruption

Biden’s Cosmetic Battle Against Corruption

Yakov Feygin’s professional title as the associate director of the future of capitalism program at the Berggruen Institute reveals with uncanny precision what his mission consists of. The Berggruen Institute seeks to “better understand how a global capitalism can be reshaped and regulated at...

The Democratic Party vs. Its Voters

The Democratic Party vs. Its Voters

An observer of history at this early stage of the 21st century might already have noticed something peculiar happening in US politics. It began in November 2000, when the Supreme Court settled an inconclusive presidential election along partisan lines in favor of George W. Bush. This pleased many...

How to Demobilize the Far Right

How to Demobilize the Far Right

Over the past year, far-right demonstrations have captured media attention. From several protests against COVID-19-related restrictions to disturbing episodes at national legislatures in Germany and the United States, far-right actors have proven their capability to mobilize on the street....

Kyrsten Sinema’s Cinematic Performance

Kyrsten Sinema’s Cinematic Performance

Political news in the US often begins with legitimate debate and then quickly tends toward the competition between extravagant personalities that can only delight the media. They don’t even have to pay the actors. Occasionally it can rival reality TV, attaining the gold standard of the...

History Matters in How Russia Is Perceived in Europe

History Matters in How Russia Is Perceived in Europe

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?

Third Rome: Will Russia Save Europe From Itself?

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

The Cult of Politics and Business

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...

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