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Mario Draghi has bigger ambitions than just seeing Italy through to the next general election

February 25, 2021

Trump’s acquittal reminds us that we are still very much living in the post-truth age

February 24, 2021

Mario Draghi’s governing bandwagon has been voted in. Expect a bumpy ride

February 23, 2021

Alive but not well: it’s a hard life for Myanmar’s democracy

February 18, 2021

If we really want to reform EU migration policies, we should look to the public

February 16, 2021
February 12, 2021

Is a new cold war between the USA and China now more likely with Joe Biden in the White House?

Ruairidh Brown An absence of ideological universalism means that China-US relations have so far managed to escape a Cold War situation, writes Ruairidh Brown. With Biden’s promise of a value-centred American Foreign Policy, this could be about to change Read more
February 11, 2021

How the mobilisation of the politically disaffected works to the advantage of right-wing populist parties

Julia Schulte-Cloos To understand support for right-wing populist parties, we need to analyse not just voters who disengage from established parties, but also those who never voted in the first place, writes Julia Schulte-Cloos Read more
February 9, 2021

New Zealand beat Covid-19 without a vaccine: this is how they did it

Lynda Gilby Lynda Gilby explains how and why, against expectations, it is New Zealand’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic that has proved to be one of (if not the) most successful in the world Read more
February 5, 2021

Now it’s Draghi’s turn: once again Italy resorts to a technician to solve its problems

Martin Bull The Italian President’s invitation to Mario Draghi to form the next government is the fourth time since 1994 that the country has resorted to a technician to get itself out of a hole dug by the parties’ failure to agree on a political government, writes Martin Bull. This has connotations that go beyond the current crisis, representing a damning indictment of Italy’s model of party government Read more
February 5, 2021

‘Austerity by stealth’: How the socialist government in Portugal managed electoral success and deficit reduction

Catherine Moury While socialist parties in Europe struggle in times of austerity, the Portuguese left has found a winning strategy, write Catherine Moury and Elisabetta de Giorgi. Combining discrete austerity measures with some visible anti-austerity ones, they have managed to please constituency and supporting partners alike Read more

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