A Future History of Capitalism
Capitalism’s critics should pick the right targets: outdated structures, and an idea of human nature which hinders self-determination.
How We Learned to Halt Pandemics
The world in 2035: There’s an outbreak of a new type of virus, but after a few months it has been contained.
Not for Turning
The COVID-19-induced economic carnage provides Boris Johnson with a cover for a hard Brexit.
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.
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.
Struggling for Unity
The EU is still finding it hard to come up with a coordinated coronavirus response.
Europe and China: Cooperation without Blinkers
Europe and Germany are dependent on cooperation with China on global challenges. But Brussels and Berlin need to defend their interests.
Pariscope: Imagine Macron Declares War and No One Shows Up
Macron wants to turn Corona into a European challenge, but falls flat on his own and Berlin’s nationalist reflexes.
Transatlantic Commerce: Ties That Bind
Ensuring that transatlantic flows are sustained in the COVID-19 crisis is one of the most important things that can be done right now.
The Pandemic Means Less Europe—For Now
The EU has shown unprecedented flexibility in the initial days of an acute crisis. That does not mean the European project is collapsing.
Pride and Hope: The CureVac Story
That Trump may have tried and failed to poach a German company is a perfect narrative for a country deep in crisis.