Jayati Ghosh unpicks the G7 summit in England and finds an anachronistic coalition failing to meet global responsibilities.
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Weronika Grzebalska begins a new Social Europe column by exploring how the liberal left in Poland has abdicated to the populists the resonant theme of women and defence.
Faced with escalating deaths in the Mediterranean, official Europe needs to relocate its moral conscience.
Since the end of the cold war, NATO has struggled to find a role. It can find it in a focus on human security.
The cement for a new transatlantic relationship should be a common commitment to democracy in a world of rising authoritarian challenges.
Fascism is not just sepia images of yesteryear but a contemporary threat. A liberal-left alliance is needed to counter it.
The radical right has been setting the agenda in terms of identity and security. Social democrats need to recapture it and redefine Europe.
Sheri Berman warns that while the threats may seem incremental they pose a real danger—which Europeans should note.
The world must engage with Joe Biden’s proposal for a minimum corporate-tax rate.
Unions can weaken public support for governments they oppose through general strikes—but not if the government is of the right.
To be better prepared for future pandemics, global agreements must shape responses grounded firmly in local communities.
Alongside working to confront Lukashenka, the EU should offer respite to those threatened by his dictatorship.
The EU needs to engage in a paradigm shift on the Israel-Palestine conflict if it is not to be left behind by events.
Spain’s Supreme Court has put Pedro Sánchez between a rock and a hard place.
Europe cannot continue to treat those who arrive on its margins—as in Ceuta—as mere flotsam and jetsam to be repelled.
By blocking Covid-19 vaccine patent waivers, the EU is damaging its reputation and holding the world back.
The Council of the EU needs a gender-equality, diversity and anti-discrimination configuration to ensure these themes are a priority on the European political agenda.
The EU recovery package is now being translated into national plans—and, as Italy shows, the implications are not just economic.