Refusing to engage with Russian culture will not change Putin’s calculations, let alone impel him to withdraw from Ukraine.
The prospects of Ukraine joining soon remain slim, but the EU has reacted differently than to the collapse of Yugoslavia.
Who could soften the apocalyptic effects of the war in Ukraine on the global south? China could, says Branko Milanovic.
Now Austria’s SPÖ too has left its competitors far behind, Robert Misik asks: is the Zeitgeist moving to the left?
If the European Union does not stand up for the rule of law in Poland and Hungary, it will embolden authoritarians everywhere.
The grandiose promises Johnson makes to survive, Paul Mason writes, rely on a state like those … in the European Union.
Ending the war in Ukraine and establishing a lasting peace in Europe require a new security architecture.
How official instant messaging can be made accessible is a big question. Whether it is compatible with democracy is a bigger one.
In a polarised US, Sheri Berman writes, the tyranny of unrepresentative minorities represents the main threat to democracy.
The Kremlin’s negation of the Nobel laureate’s legacy represents another step backwards which could lead to nuclear war.
Gerhard Schröder has clearly breached the trust of the German people.
Europe’s reaction to the Ukraine crisis will do much to define what kind of Europe it is to be.
On the biggest issues threatening people around the world in the coming years, NATO is well-nigh irrelevant.
The European Parliament’s support for a pan-European constituency could transform the 2024 elections.
Progressives have been too slow to appreciate the attack on reproductive rights in eastern Europe and the US.
Deep structural crises need tackling.
The realignment on the French left highlights the basic requirement that the left unite the working and professional classes.
Chile’s constitutional convention is an example of how citizens’ representatives can refound a contemporary democracy.
Chile’s new constitution could be the first to embody egalitarian and ecological principles.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has upended the world order—and with it the energy, production, distribution and finance systems.
Suddenly, Nicoletta Pirozzi writes, the EU’s ‘geopolitical’ claims have become essential, not aspirational.