Published Articles

In its latest move to undermine democracy in its member states, the European Commission is taking Poland to court to force changes in the way it appoints judges. READ MORE

September 27, 2018

Trump has overcome internal resistance and external pressure to deliver a string of foreign-policy successes. READ MORE

September 26, 2018

The United States needs a reliable ally in central Europe, and Poland fits the bill. If it will also foot the bill, all the better. READ MORE

September 19, 2018

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un may be dragging his feet on denuclearization, but soon enough he’ll be crying uncle to Uncle Sam. READ MORE

September 12, 2018

Many Western universities are rethinking their initial enthusiasm for hosting Chinese Confucius Institutes, but they should recognize that public diplomacy cuts both ways. READ MORE

September 12, 2018

What sets the Sweden Democrats apart is their appeal to the Nordic equivalent of the Trump electorate: their support comes disproportionately from men, the less educated, middle-income earners, the self-employed, and (especially) people with blue collar jobs. Think “Sven the plumber” and you’ve got it. READ MORE

September 10, 2018

The delegitimation of opposition does not strengthen democracy. It is the first step on the road to tyranny. READ MORE

September 6, 2018

Few people want to see their retirement age raised. No matter what the government does, many people will complain. But many more people might support the idea of working longer if there were better job opportunities available to them. READ MORE

September 2, 2018