Europe


Macron: The Anti-Establishment Centrist

A Macron victory would demonstrate to the world that centrism and pro-European liberalism can still triumph over populism and nationalism.


Defeated, but Unbowed: Mélenchon and France’s Far Left

Mélenchon’s refusal to endorse Macron may give Le Pen the power to pull from his substantial voter base before the presidential run-off.


Uncharacteristic Unrest: The Russian Public’s Protests of Putin

Unless Putin’s self-serving regime can give the Russian public something in the way of real progress, it will continue to make its voice heard.


Women in ISIS: The Rise of Female Jihadists

Unfortunately, counterterrorism measures are often constructed around profiles of a typical male jihadi. Since women are not seen as terrorists, it is easier for them to gather and transfer the intelligence necessary to plan terrorist operations.


The Fall of Liberalism?

Le Pen. Duterte. Brexit. Trump. It might be appropriate to dub 2016, the “year of populism,” as hundreds of millions of voters around the world have forcefully rejected the political institutions and policies that have been the backbone of 20th century liberalism and democracy. While the motivations and psychology of this global electorate will takes […]


NATO’s Uncertain Future

Trump’s proposed NATO policies raise significant concerns for America’s European allies, and his comments draw into question the United States’ future commitment to the alliance.