Populism – A Notion Rising Above Its Content

Populism –  A Notion Rising Above Its Content

  By Tibor Várady April 19, 2018 Some introductory remarks concerning the use of the term “populism” The term “populism” is becoming increasingly popular in public discourse. It is difficult to deny – and I have no intention to try to deny – that the designation tackles (or tries to tackle) a serious problem. But […]

Death of a hero in France

Death of a hero in France

  By Jonathan Power   April 4, 2018 Personally I’m a coward. I’m unlikely ever to be a hero. (I have rescued on different occasions three young children from drowning, but I didn’t risk my life.) I certainly would never have done what Colonel Arnaud Beltrame, the French policeman, did. He asked the terrorist who […]

Trump’s Iran Statement: A View from Europe

Trump’s Iran Statement: A View from Europe

 Photo: The European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini     By Peter Jenkins January 13, 2018 • It is with some reluctance that I write about President Donald Trump’s latest statement on Iran, because the statement is so full of half-truths, untruths, and logical fallacies that it is bad […]

PESCO: EU paves way to defense union

PESCO: EU paves way to defense union

By the European Union • The majority of EU nations have committed to a joint defense cooperation, focusing on military operations and investments. Europe is looking to cement unity, especially since Brexit and the election of Donald Trump. From Deutsche Welle – the whole article here Defense and foreign ministers from 23 European Union countries […]

Shedding Diplomacy – And Fear as a Tool to Gain Power

  By Roberto Savio •This op-ed by Roberto Savio, IPS founder and President Emeritus is adapted from a statement he made as a panelist on Migration and Human Solidarity, A Challenge and an Opportunity for Europe and the MENA region held on 14 December at the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue. […]

Europe’s centre-left risks irrelevance if it can’t respond to the populist challenge

Europe’s centre-left risks irrelevance if it can’t respond to the populist challenge

By Sheri Berman • Several of Europe’s centre-left parties have suffered disappointing election results since the financial crisis, but is this slide in support permanent or can they arrest their decline? Sheri Berman writes that with the rise of new parties on the populist right, the centre-left risks sliding into irrelevance unless it can respond […]