November 23, 2017

Reparations And the Crisis of Poland’s Foreign Policy

The return of the reparations debacle reveals how Poland’s international relations have been infected by PiS’ primitive approach to morality, history and sovereignty. Read More »

South Africa: Water is Scarce, But Solutions Can Be Found

South Africa can look to the arid Israeli model for its water solutions. Read More »

China Joins the Crowd in Djibouti

The multinational military activities concentrated within the relatively limited geographical confines of Djibouti could provide an environment for new forms of maritime and military cooperation. But it’s more likely that Djibouti will become a hot-bed of intrigue, espionage and counter-espionage as the separate military forces closely watch each other’s activities. Read More »

Russia in Libya: War or Peace?

Europe must use its diplomatic leverage to ensure that increased Russian involvement does not come at the cost of further destabilization on Europe’s southern border. Read More »

Europe: Lessons for the Left

The parties of the European Left have still to establish clear positions on the nativist vs internationalist debate that defines contemporary politics. Read More »

Is the Future of Electoral Democracy Assured in Africa?

A closer look at Africa’s elected governments suggests that they are not different from autocratic regimes. The elected ruling elites rely on an intricate web of personal, family, clientelism and ethnic ties, and on the military and intelligence services to control state resources and oppress society. Read More »

As US Influence Wanes, Is Germany Ready to Step In?

Can Germany expand its international influence in the wake of a partial withdrawal of the U.S. from the international stage depends on its ability to play a regionally integrating role, either at the European Union or in other multilateral fora. Read More »

Macron Beats Le Pen, But Can He Lead France?

Being president of France won't be easy for Emmanuel Macron. Without the support of an established political party, his legislative agenda may go nowhere fast. Read More »

Why is Venezuela Spiraling Out of Control?

Opposition violence and the government’s increasing authoritarianism are both to blame. Read More »

Europe’s Fate Will Depend on the French Presidential Election

Next month’s run-off then is a critical juncture for the future of France and the EU. A Le Pen victory could signal the end of the project. The stakes could scarcely be higher. Read More »