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Europe Is the West’s Last Defense Against Populism

A sizable bloc of voters across Western democracies sense that they are on the losing end of globalization – and want to defect from it.

Podcast

It’s the End of the World as We Know It

Richard Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses the fragility of international order and his latest book, “A World in Disarray.”

Podcast

Why We Should Remain Optimistic in 2017

New York Times’ columnist Thomas Friedman argues that despite all the disruptions in today’s world, we should instead look to opportunity and growth, and stay positive.

Argument

It’s the Globalization, Stupid

Don’t blame low working-class wages or the financial crisis for the populist wave that produced Trump and Brexit. The data show the tide started decades ago.

The Cable

Poll: Trump’s Anti-Immigrant and Anti-Trade Talk Isn’t Actually Very Popular

Trump's message plays well with his base but gains little traction with the broader electorate.

Observation Deck

The Bard of His Own Backyard

Shakespeare may never have left England, but he became the most global writer who ever lived.

Voice

Brexit Is a Global Health Risk

New waves of nationalism in the U.K., U.S., and Europe could threaten the financing of programs that have saved millions of lives around the world.

Voice

It’s Time for the Elites to Rise Up Against the Ignorant Masses

The Brexit has laid bare the political schism of our time. It’s not about the left vs. the right; it’s about the sane vs. the mindlessly angry.

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