Feb 7, 2018
“Bold” is not a term that comes to mind when reading the grand-coalition deal, but muddling through with substantive policies that improve people’s lives is the Merkel way.
Sep 9, 2017
Bad blood between the Catalans and Spaniards goes back centuries, but one only has to go back to 2010 to understand the current crisis.
Apr 24, 2017
The same urban-rural and educational splits we saw with Brexit and the election of Donald Trump appear in France.
PvdA moet nu echt een keus maken
April 21, 2017
Een linkse partij of een arbeiderspartij: de PvdA kan het niet allebei zijn.
March 8, 2017
De politieke tegenstellingen hebben nog maar weinig met economische belangen te maken. Er is sprake van een culturele strijd.
Feb 17, 2017
Wilders’ prediction that the Trump political spirit would jump the Atlantic will soon be put to the test.
Europe’s traditional political order is breaking down. The public is no longer split between the traditional left and right; the divide is now liberals and internationalists against conservatives and nationalists. The challenge for Europe is finding a new center, including a social compact for the twenty-first century that generates a sense of shared prosperity.
Feb 12, 2015
Admiration for strongmen reveals an unhealthy desire to be led and a misjudgment of sound politics.
Dec 2, 2014
Rajiv Gandhi secretly liaised between Dutch prime minister Ruud Lubbers and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1983.