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New Report On Covid-19 And Democracy Calls For Urgent Measures By Governments And Civil Society

A new report, ‘Global Democracy and COVID-19: Upgrading International Support’, highlights how some governments are using the public health crisis to further curtail democratic activities and…

What Western Society Can Learn From Indigenous Communities

“Like many Indigenous peoples around the world, the Māori have developed their understanding of their environment through close observation of the landscape and its behaviors over the course of many…

Dear progressives: You can’t fight climate change by going soft on China

This article explores how going “soft” on China is not the way that the United States and Progressives should approach climate action on climate change and the environment (Isaac Stone Fish, 2021).

The Other Side of Angela Merkel

“In an era plagued by erratic and swaggering strongmen like Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, Narendra Modi, and Jair Bolsonaro, Merkel provided a model of rational, steadfast leadership... she has…

Redefining Populism

The interviewee argues that “populism is really not just about criticizing élites or being somehow against the establishment. In fact, any old civics textbook would have told us up until recently…

Nuclear Energy Will Not Be the Solution to Climate Change

“Advocates hope that this renewed focus on nuclear energy will yield technological progress and lower costs. But when it comes to averting the imminent effects of climate change, even the cutting…

We Might Have Reached Peak Populism

“Feeling optimistic about the state of American politics is hard….but we can’t forget how much worse things could be right now—and what a major achievement it was for Joe Biden to have defeated…

Let’s Make Google a Public Good

This article makes the case that as “a public utility, Google search would have to give others a better shot. Those searching would get results that are not skewed to Google, and the marketplace…

The West Gets Serious With Lukashenko—but Not Serious Enough

“The West must not fall back into its previous pattern of easing up on sanctions after securing a prisoner release—not least because there are still more than 500 political prisoners in Lukashenko’s…

Europe Needs to Clean Up at Home Before Pushing a Green Agenda Abroad

“This generation’s challenge will be reconciling the competing priorities and divergent economic realities of the developed and developing worlds—a challenge that could define the future of the…

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