IS is more of a sect than a terrorist organization, isolating its members and providing them with an end-of-days ideology. Reintegration of IS fighters will be nearly impossible.
Words Don’t Come Easy: “Cerchiobottista”
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has long advocated a dramatic break from the country’s political past. Such straightforwardness, however, does not suit most politicians – especially the cerchiobottisti, who make much ado but do not do much.
A Paradise Long Lost
Syriza’s election was supposed to mark a new direction for Greece. Instead, conditions have steadily worsened. The country is in dire eco-nomic shape and faces the brunt of the refugee crisis.
Co-Driving the New Silk Road
The “One Belt, One Road” project is about more than securing China’s economic future: it is a serious attempt on the part of Beijing to introduce a new form of diplomacy.
In 140 Characters: Margrethe Vestager
The EU’s Commissioner for Competition on taking on the likes of Google and knitting elephants.
Signs of Unravelling
Europe’s new year has started ignominiously – and fears are growing about whether the continent will be able to manage the refugee crisis.