Articles on National Politics

Bouncing back again: How past crises can help Eastern Europe fight covid-19 (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva - 08 April 2020

Common standards of health security, tech and information sharing in research and development, and better integration within healthcare supply chains could help Europe take a big step forward.

The Turkish Sonderweg: The New Turkey’s role in the global order (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 02 April 2020

The overarching features of Turkey’s neo-nationalism are the cult of state worship, an evergreen suspicion of foreign enemies, and an emphasis on the central role of a strong leader.

No more red lines left to cross: The Hungarian government’s emergency measures (Commentary)

Zsuzsanna Végh - 02 April 2020

The Hungarian government now has a great deal of flexibility to rule as it sees fit, provided that it portrays its actions as being in the interests of crisis management.

After the pandemic: Why Europe must restore its economic and social safety margins (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 30 March 2020

A pandemic is reminding us that we often distribute rewards in our society in inverse proportion to real social usefulness. 

The big squeeze: British foreign policy after Brexit (Commentary)

Nicholas Westcott - 23 March 2020

For Britain, a close security relationship with the EU will be impossible to establish without a close political and economic relationship too.


Poland: Politics in a time of corona (Commentary)

Andrzej Mendel-Nykorowycz - 23 March 2020

The Polish government was swift to introduce tough measures on the coronavirus – but not to postpone a presidential election it thinks it will win.

Whatever it takes: Italy and the Covid-19 crisis (Commentary)

Teresa Coratella - 18 March 2020

Italy’s response to the virus is starting to reshape its politics.


Off track: Why Sudan’s transition is in danger (Commentary)

Jean-Baptiste Gallopin - 18 March 2020

Six months since the start of the transition to civilian rule, the process in Sudan is increasingly in question as Bashir-era generals work to retain their power.

Fear of loneliness: How the state uses insecurity (Commentary)

Caroline de Gruyter - 17 March 2020

The state surfs a wave of fear of the consequences and side-effects of public deficiencies and scarcity that it has created. 

A turn to the past: Ukraine’s troubling government reshuffle (Commentary)

Mattia Nelles - 12 March 2020

Last week’s government reshuffle and the dismissal of a highly regarded prosecutor general raise serious concerns about Ukraine’s pro-Western course.