Category: Comment

Analysis: Europe’s emerging new borders

What patent applications reveal about European identity.

/ November 20, 2017

Analysis: Emmanuel Macron’s quixotic quest

Five months into power, France’s president is determined to transform the country.

/ October 30, 2017

There is no Italian word for “awkward”

If you ask Google to translate “awkward” into Italian, you get several results, but none of them is accurate.

/ October 13, 2017

Catalonia’s Independence Referendum, explained

Spain is clashing with Catalonia over the region’s bid for a referendum on independence. What’s happening and what’s at stake?

/ September 28, 2017

Analysis: New European-led initiative against terrorism online could suppress dissent

A new partnership between France, Italy and the UK to address internet terrorism raises the specter of criminalizing ideology.

/ September 23, 2017

Analysis: Ethnic politics are destroying Bosnia

Decades after the end of the Bosnian War, politicians preserve divisions.

/ June 7, 2017

Russian protests matter—but don’t expect a revolution

Putin takes them seriously. We should, too.

/ April 12, 2017

Analysis: Will Italian judges be the champions of LGBT rights?

While the Italian Parliament continues to pretend that same-sex families don’t exist in Italy, the courts may have a (partial) solution to the problem.

/ April 10, 2017

Serbia and Kosovo are pluming their war feathers

A series of incidents have revealed a gaping chasm in relations between the two governments.

/ March 16, 2017
Girls wearing hijab

European secularism took the wrong path

The European Court of Justice’s ruling on religious symbols in the workplace is an assault on religious freedom.

/ March 15, 2017