Articles on Politics & Cohesion

Britain Steps Into a Deglobalising World (Commentary)

Sebastian Dullien - 20 February 2017

The trend for integration of global markets has softened and might soon even revert, which will force nation-states to rethink their trade strategies.

The era of Mutual Assured Disruption (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 16 February 2017

The five forces that are 'liquidising' global security.

Harnessing the Politics of Disruption (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 06 February 2017

What both the Brexit vote and Trump's election show is a serious lack of confidence in existing institutions.

French elections: The demolition game heats up (Commentary)

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil - 03 February 2017

So far, this French electoral cycle is something in between a roller coaster and a demolition game. The French political system is accustomed to crushing incumbents, but this time the destruction has been more inclusive.

Schulz, Merkel, and Gabriel: The ebb and flow of electoral politics (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 26 January 2017

For both Merkel and Schulz, the upcoming campaign will be a litmus test of their European outlook.

Europe’s priority now is to keep the union of 27 together (Commentary)

Almut Möller - 25 January 2017

London waves farewell to Berlin as Germany softens on EU dissent. But the goal remains: the EU’s survival

May's vision for Brexit fails to see the big picture (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 18 January 2017

Mark Leonard speaks with Tom Nuttall, The Economist's Charlemagne columnist, about Theresa May's Brexit speech. 

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.