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Europe’s partners: The United States, Russia and Turkey
Why Hungary and Poland are sticking together
When Poland's and Hungary’s leaders jointly threatened to veto the EU’s Covid recovery fund last December, they argued it was in defense of their sovereignty. The nations’ historical traumas notwithstanding, both governments are rumbling down the path toward authoritarianism.
Systemic competition: China’s challenge to the West in 2021 and beyond
This year marks the centenary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. By its end, Beijing wants to have built a “moderately prosperous society.” In parallel, President Xi Jinping seems ready to embark on an all-out contest between statist China and the liberal Western economies. While the Middle ...
GIS Essay: A governance tip from the Republic of Venice
Politics have become increasingly dysfunctional in Western democracies. As public debate degenerates into warfare, citizens’ faith in the system wanes. Much of the blame is rightly put on the doorstep of political parties, but can they be fixed? The most enduring republic in Europe’s history offers surprising insight.
New economic deals and their geopolitical implications for Europe
The EU has agreed on trade investment deals with the U.K. and China, while African countries launched an enormous free-trade zone. While each of these developments comes with some risks, they also offer opportunities for Europe to increase its global competitiveness. But it must remain both vigilant and open.