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How To Develop A Planetary Consciousness

Democracy itself will have to be reinvented in the age of planetary crises, the philosopher Achille Mbembe argues. We need a new generation of rights that do not depend on the nation-state.

Whatever Happened to Soft Power?

With the news dominated by dramatic examples of countries using coercion, intimidation, and payoffs to advance their interests, the power of attraction would seem to be irrelevant in international…

Biden-Cheney 2024?

Is that what America needs in 2024 — a ticket of Joe Biden and Liz Cheney? Or Joe Biden and Lisa Murkowski, or Kamala Harris and Mitt Romney, or Stacey Abrams and Liz Cheney, or Amy Klobuchar and Liz…

Building a Hub for New Art ‘Under the Shadow of the Acropolis’

Many associate culture in Athens with ruins and ancient artifacts. But the Greek government and several big philanthropic foundations want to put the city on the international contemporary art map.

Boris Johnson Is Revealing Who He Really Is

Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain, bruised by scandal and faced with an alarming rise in coronavirus cases, is refusing to change course. His place in the history books, however, is secured. He…

Working from home has entrenched inequality – how can we use it to improve lives instead?

Many people face longer hours and constant surveillance. But more flexibility could bring long-term benefits

Once Europe’s liberal hope, Macron is now prey to France’s toxic populism

Racist contenders are stirring Islamophobic fears in their rush to take the presidency. France’s political and media culture exacerbates the problems.

Chaos and Opportunism in Kazakhstan

In the space of less than a week, mass protests over a fuel-price increase have escalated into a chaotic battle involving both regional and domestic political forces – some well known, others…

Erdogan’s End Game

In recent years, however, Erdogan’s authoritarian populism has lost its magic. Will He Undermine Turkish Democracy to Stay in Power?

The Human Factor

How Robert Jervis Reshaped Our Understanding of International Politics