The crisis of democracy and governance

Why Europe?

Why Europe?

“I think by tradition, by history, by culture, by philosophy, the model of the way of life in Europe is in a way better for people, better for...

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Follow the Science

Follow the Science

“At the end of the day, we are all part of the same global population, and that virus does not recognize countries. It does not recognize races. It...

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America Chooses!

America Chooses!

“I am a Trump supporter.  I supported him in '16, voted for him in '20, but I had a raging case of Trump fatigue myself.... I was not that sorry to...

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Democracy in America

Democracy in America

The U.S. election has come, but not quite gone as President Trump continues to resist the otherwise apparent victory of Joe Biden. Notwithstanding...

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Happy (?) Birthday

Happy (?) Birthday

  The United Nations turned 75 this year—but the pandemic overwhelmed its birthday party. The UN, built in a different world, has succeeded in...

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Migrants (barely) Surviving

Migrants (barely) Surviving

 Like a great magician, the pandemic has drawn our attention away from things that are hiding in plain sight. One of those has been the plight of...

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Power to the People

Power to the People

“What building a state and what building a society means … is for people to come together, discuss, and agree on a shared way forward.” “When they...

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Africa Agonistes

Africa Agonistes

South Sudan celebrated its hard-won independence in 2011, but today is considered one of the most fragile, even failed states in the world.  What...

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