Articles on Politics & Cohesion

How to avoid a post-truth world (Commentary)

Sebastian Dullien & Jeremy Shapiro - 16 January 2017

It is time to recognize that the integrity of information is part of the critical infrastructure of liberal democracy.

The Coming Brexit Tragedy (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 03 January 2017

With both sides ignoring the decline of the liberal world order, the Brexit process is set to result in tragedy for both the UK and EU.

The EU's Polish Dilemma (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 03 January 2017

The problem of Warsaw’s illiberalism is not just legal but deeply political.

5 graphs that explain EU foreign policy making in 2017 (Commentary)

Dina Pardijs - 22 December 2016

There remains a core agreement on certain key values but the EU is deeply divided on immigration, on Russia, and perhaps soon on the United States. 

UK Brexit debate still missing the point (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 16 December 2016

Negotiations seldom go well if you do not understand where the other side is coming from.

Italy’s constitutional reform referendum: What you need to know (Commentary)

Silvia Francescon & Giovanni Fedele - 02 December 2016

With Renzi declaring that he will resign if the electorate rejects his reforms, the referendum is now widely seen as a vote of confidence on the government itself.

Letter to a besieged Europe (Commentary)

Francisco de Borja Lasheras - 01 December 2016

Francisco de Borja Lasheras gives a wake-up call for Europe to address its most pressing challenges before it is too late.

Tell me something I don't know: Why some Brexit leaks matter more than others (Commentary)

Camilla Macdonald - 17 November 2016

It is not the absence of a strategy that is most troubling, but the fact that the government appears to be going into the negotiations with aims that are intellectually incoherent, even delusional.

Theresa May’s India visit – where the Rise of Asia met Trumpism (Commentary)

Dr Kadira Pethiyagoda - 16 November 2016

There is no escaping the fundamental tension between Britain’s need for economic ties with rising powers and the growing nativist sentiments at home. 

The High Court ruling is not a victory for ‘soft’ Brexit (Commentary)

Camilla Macdonald - 08 November 2016

It is hard to see what ‘red lines’ could be imposed on the government, but the ruling could be an important victory for thought and reflection over rabble rousing on both sides.