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    The Populist-Nationalist Tide
    Nov29

    The Populist-Nationalist Tide

    Now that the British have voted to secede from the European Union and America has chosen a president who has never before held public office, the French appear to be following suit. In Sunday’s runoff to choose a candidate to face Marine Le Pen of the National Front in next spring’s presidential election, the center-right Republicans...

    Fidel Castro: The Life & Death of a Monster
    Nov29

    Fidel Castro: The Life & Death of a Monster

    Background: The third of six children, Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was born on August 13, 1926 (although some sources claim that he was born a year later), in Cuba’s eastern province of Oriente. His father, Angel, was a wealthy sugar plantation owner originally from Spain. Raised in affluence while surrounded by poverty, Fidel Castro was...

    Three Weeks into the Trump Pre-Presidency
    Nov29

    Three Weeks into the Trump Pre-Presidency

    It is now three weeks since the U.S. elections, and except for writing a short piece that appeared in Helsinki in Finnish, this is the first time that I have put pen to paper to comment on them. I greatly appreciate the notes from several readers asking why I have been silent. There were two reasons. First, writing when one is extremely involved...

    Between Putin and Trump
    Nov29

    Between Putin and Trump

    Few European leaders celebrated the results of the U.S. presidential election with as much gusto as much as Viktor Orban, the prime minister of Hungary. It makes sense: Orban and President-elect Donald Trump share a love of border fences, an open admiration for Russian President Vladimir Putin, a deep skepticism of American involvement abroad,...

    Why Trump’s Win Isn’t So Shocking: The 6 Year Global Crisis Of Political Legitimacy
    Nov28

    Why Trump’s Win Isn’t So Shocking: The 6 Year Global Crisis Of Political Legitimacy

    Well, except for a few professors, a documentarian, a pollster, a cartoonist and a 2000 episode of The Simpsons, we all got it flat wrong. Billionaire Donald Trump will be the 45th US President from January 20, 2017. But wait a minute – is his victory really so shocking? Not at all. Yes, low voter turnout (millennials, where were you?), the...

    François Fillon, the right-wing hard-liner who just won a major French election, explained
    Nov28

    François Fillon, the right-wing hard-liner who just won a major French election, explained

    A hard-right politician, written off by pollsters and establishment pundits for month, rockets to the top of the polls in his party’s presidential primary. He vows to “conquer Islamic totalitarianism,” promises to clamp down on mass immigration, and calls for a closer relationship with Vladimir Putin’s Russia. When the vote is finally...

    Donald Trump, who advocates closer ties to Vladimir Putin, says Cuba must improve its human rights
    Nov28

    Donald Trump, who advocates closer ties to Vladimir Putin, says Cuba must improve its human rights

    A stencil graffiti featuring Fidel Castro’s image says in Spanish “Fidel among us,” in an alleyway in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016. (Credit: AP) In the aftermath of Fidel Castro’s death, President-elect Donald Trump issued the following tweet on Monday: If Cuba is unwilling to make a better deal for the Cuban...

    Ukraine’s Yanukovych Blames Radicals for Bloodshed During 2014 Protests
    Nov28

    Ukraine’s Yanukovych Blames Radicals for Bloodshed During 2014 Protests

    Ukraine’s former president Viktor Yanukovych on Monday blamed armed nationalist radicals for fomenting violence in the 2014 Maidan protests that led to scores of protesters being killed and ultimately prompted him to flee into exile. His testimony to a Ukrainian court via a video link from neighboring Russia was the first time Ukrainian...

    Ukraine’s Yanukovych Blames Radicals for Bloodshed During 2014 Protests
    Nov28

    Ukraine’s Yanukovych Blames Radicals for Bloodshed During 2014 Protests

    Ukraine’s former president Viktor Yanukovych on Monday blamed armed nationalist radicals for fomenting violence in the 2014 Maidan protests that led to scores of protesters being killed and ultimately prompted him to flee into exile. His testimony to a Ukrainian court via a video link from neighboring Russia was the first time Ukrainian...

    Keep the Future in Mind
    Nov28

    Keep the Future in Mind

    Ian Bremmer Politics, Eurasia Trump’s wisest strategy is to stay out of Putin’s way as Russian power decays from within. Editor’s Note: The following is part of a multi-part symposium commissioned by the National Interest and the Carnegie Corporation of New York. We asked some of the world’s leading experts about the...