“The Gerasimov Doctrine”
It’s tempting to see a nefarious and belligerent Russia behind every threat. But has the West created a convenient bogey man?
Trade, but Not so Free
A partial retreat from globalization will be a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic.
Carbon Critical: The Sun Always Rises
The clean energy sources of the future will have their own tricky oversupply problems.
Close-Up: Kyriakos Mitsotakis
The Greek prime minister has had a good run since coming to power last July.
Not for Turning
The COVID-19-induced economic carnage provides Boris Johnson with a cover for a hard Brexit.
Pariscope: Macron’s New Europe Tactic
French President Emmanuel Macron has dropped his bulldozer approach to European politics.
Preparations for the Conference on the Future of Europe are on hold. But the EU’s need to reconnect with its citizens will be bigger still once the work of Europe’s recovery begins.
Editorial: World, Interrupted
Some change at least, it seems, is inevitable.
The Pandemic Disruption
The coronavirus crisis will give an enormous boost to digitalization and the data economy.
Just as COVID-19 presents a threat to public health, China’s and Russia’s authoritarianism presents a threat to the West, warn our authors from the International Republican Institute.
“Very Tall Towers Are a Recipe for Contagion”
US sociologist RICHARD SENNETT predicts the pandemic will bring about profound changes.
Europe by Numbers: No Miracles
Portugal has managed the CORVID-19 crisis well so far.
The EU’s future depends on how it handles the COVID-19 crisis. A lot is riding on Germany’s EU presidency later this year.
Carbon Critical: The Great Unwanted Climate Experiment
Lower carbon emissions is a rare silver lining of the coronavirus pandemic. Just don’t confuse it for actual good news for the climate.
Struggling for Unity
The EU is still finding it hard to come up with a coordinated coronavirus response.
Russia’s Coronavirus Drama
Putin’s handling of the coronavirus crisis has produced a paradox: instead of using the pandemic to further strengthen his personalized power, Russia’s president has refused to take tough measures.