Europe


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.


Illusive Unity, Elusive Peace: Challenges for the New Secretary-General

The selection of Antonio Guterres to be the next leader of the United Nations was a show of unprecedented unity. Mr. Guterres, Portugal’s former Prime Minister and the current head of the U.N. Refugee Agency, was chosen by an informal consensus vote. Not a single country on the Security Council, the U.N.’s highest body, opposed […]


Breaking Down Brexit

At its core, Brexit is the culmination of the British people’s desire to keep Britain British.


A Departure from Truth

On both sides of the Atlantic, a distrust of expert opinion and intellectualism is the new normal.