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January 19, 2024

Winning aspiration needed to advance US foreign policy interests in Zimbabwe

Michael Walsh The American Embassy in Harare has failed to achieve its desired outcomes. Michael Walsh argues that the US Department of State needs a new approach to country-level foreign policy planning Read more
January 18, 2024

🔮 The next UK election is a done deal… unless the populist left steps in

Edward Goodger In the UK, consistent double-digit leads in the polls suggest that Keir Starmer’s Labour Party is now a government-in-waiting. But has Labour’s abandonment of radical leftism left it vulnerable? Edward Goodger explores the prospect of a populist-left resurgence and its potential to transform the approaching general election Read more
January 18, 2024

What counts more for welfare: countries or people?

Richard Rose Richard Rose has conducted a breathtakingly comprehensive analysis of the state of welfare across the world. Here, he provides a succinct summary of his findings – for countries and for people Read more
January 17, 2024

Orbán vs Brussels: the battle heats up

Jaap Hoeksma Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is waging a longstanding battle with the EU. Jaap Hoeksma argues that this clash reflects a fundamental division over the EU's very identity – and Hungary’s forthcoming Presidency of the EU Council, from July–December 2024, will throw this into sharp focus Read more
January 16, 2024

Has war in Ukraine really reached a stalemate?

Davide Genini What was supposed to be a quick conflict is now marking its second anniversary. But the war in Ukraine is anything but a stalemate. Davide Genini analyses why the Ukrainian counteroffensive has failed, and predicts that 2024 will be a decisive year Read more
January 16, 2024

🔮 The Sweden Democrats: no longer outsiders, but still stigmatised

Niklas Bolin Many right-wing populists are no longer considered outsiders, and are increasingly participating in or supporting governments. Yet many voters may still not perceive them as being similar to other parties. Niklas Bolin examines the enduring impact of stigmatisation, and considers how it affects the Sweden Democrats Read more
January 15, 2024

🎭 Making identity politics less personal

Alfred Moore Liberal democracies protect our freedom to express our identities. But Alfred Moore argues that the rigidity and entrenchment of ‘identity wars’ reminds us of another vital aspect of democracy: the freedom from expressing our identity. Creating distance from the self can promote fluidity and dynamism, and help to overcome polarisation Read more
January 12, 2024

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: how to move forward after deadlock

Mahmoud Javadi The global significance of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) hinges on its universality. Mahmoud Javadi presents three interconnected strategies — glorification, securitisation, and weaponisation — to move past the challenge of ‘peak universalisation’ Read more

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