Picking the Next WTO Director-General: Resignation and Early-Movers
www.csis.org
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*Very* interesting list of candidates.

29/05/2020
What Happens When Techno-Utopians Actually Run a Country
www.wired.com
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The fascinating and chilling story of Italy’s Five Star Movement.

19/02/2019
What just happened? When time devours its children.
www.synaps.network
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A cri du cœur on the failure of liberalism. With particular reference to the Arab Spring and Syria.

29/01/2019
Has Political Correctness Gone Too Far?
medium.com
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In short, no. (Essay from the @Economist.)

18/09/2018
Polarization in Poland: A Warning From Europe
www.theatlantic.com
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@AnneApplebaum in depth on Poland, Hungary (and Trump) and the parallels with the Dreyfus case.

Political and Economic Governance in the Balkans and Eastern Europe Compared
www.ceps.eu

Interesting conclusions from @CEPS_Thinktank, notably that Georgia is moving well ahead of the field.

10/07/2018
The George Soros philosophy – and its fatal flaw
www.theguardian.com
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Fascinating analysis.

07/07/2018
John Molyneux: Tolkien's World - a Marxist Analysis
johnmolyneux.blogspot.com
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Food for thought!

23/06/2018
How to cope with the end of the world
medium.com
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Long, ultimately inspiring piece by @MariaFarrell.

07/06/2018
Repeal the Eighth: What can Britain learn from Ireland's abortion referendum?
www.newstatesman.com
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Not just Britain, but campaigners anywhere.

Who are you in 1917 Russia?
arzamas.academy
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New version of the Political Compass!

19/04/2018
Makropoulos To Run For FIDE President
www.chess.com

The extraordinary politics of international chess.

12/04/2018
If We Remember How Unity Feels, We Can Save Democracy
medium.com
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@MariaFarrell’s call to arms.

03/04/2018
Even the World’s Biggest Problems Aren’t Hopeless
medium.com
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@MariaFarrell thinks we just may be able to save democracy.

14/03/2018
There’s a New Secretary of State. Who Cares?
www.politico.com
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@ParagKhanna on the emerging world order.

14/03/2018
7 Habits of Highly Effective Tyrants
medium.com
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Robert Caro on Robert Moses, reviewed by Chris Hanretty.

08/01/2018
Inequality is a threat to our democracies
www.ft.com
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In the @FT, no less. (Sorry about paywall.)

21/12/2017
What are think tanks for? Policy research in the age of anti-expertise
medium.com
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Good question, answered by @RosaBalfour.

13/12/2017
What Are the Meanings Behind the Worldwide Rise in Protest?
carnegieeurope.eu
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It ain’t all one thing.

09/10/2017
The Council of Elrond - Existential Comics
existentialcomics.com

Hilarious!

07/03/2017
What conspiracy theories can tell us about politics in Greece
blogs.lse.ac.uk
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“When assessing a populist government, it’s always hard to tell whether it’s just incompetence or dark designs.”

07/03/2017
Profile in Courage: Iceland’s President Denounces Pineapple As a Pizza Topping | Foreign Policy
foreignpolicy.com
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Brave statement: Mér finnst ananas góður, bara ekki á pítsu. Ég get ekki sett lög sem banna fólki að setja ananas á pítsuna sína. Mér finnst gott að hafa ekki þau völd. Forsetar eiga ekki að hafa alræðisvald. Ég myndi ekki vilja gegna þessa embætti ef ég gæti sett lög sem bönnuðu það sem mér mislíkar. Ég myndi ekki vilja búa í þannig landi. Ég mæl…

22/02/2017
Six in ten around the world think their society is ‘broken’
www.ipsos-mori.com

Though the picture is mixed.

10/02/2017
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