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The Impact of School Shootings

Plus, a look at Switzerland.

From left, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, European Parliament President Roberta Metsola, Irish Taoiseach Micheal Martin, European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde, Slovakian Prime Minister Eduard Heger, and World Economic Forum (WEF) President Borge Brende attend a session at the WEF annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on May 25.
From left, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, European Parliament President Roberta Metsola, Irish Taoiseach Micheal Martin, European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde, Slovakian Prime Minister Eduard Heger, and World Economic Forum (WEF) President Borge Brende attend a session at the WEF annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on May 25.

Why We Need Davos Man Back

It’s fun to bash billionaires. But with the global system under assault, we need all the help we can get.

A soldier wearing a camouflage uniform and helmet is seen from behind with the Swiss flag in the distance.
A soldier wearing a camouflage uniform and helmet is seen from behind with the Swiss flag in the distance.

Switzerland Flirts With NATO

Russia’s war in Ukraine has some Swiss considering closer cooperation with the alliance—but not membership.

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Ones and Tooze Override Photo

The Ones and Tooze Podcast: Inside the Davos Bubble

Omicron has relegated the conference to online-only status, but it’s still the world’s most closely watched gathering of the rich and powerful.

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U.N. Security Council members

How a Dream Job Became a Bureaucratic Nightmare for a Top U.N. Lawyer

Chief advocate for alleged terrorists sanctioned by the United Nations announces his resignation citing red tape, rule-of-law issues.

A campaign poster advocating for a ban on full-face coverings in Biberen, Switzerland, on March 7. The poster reads “Stop extremism!” in German.
A campaign poster advocating for a ban on full-face coverings in Biberen, Switzerland, on March 7. The poster reads “Stop extremism!” in German.

Where Face Masks Are Required but Burqas Are Banned

Switzerland’s crackdown on Islamic symbols is normalizing anti-Muslim bigotry across the political spectrum.

A Swiss soldier stands at attention in front of a Swiss flag in Bern, Switzerland, on Sept. 8, 2010.
A Swiss soldier stands at attention in front of a Swiss flag in Bern, Switzerland, on Sept. 8, 2010.

The End of Swiss Neutrality

The country is campaigning for a seat on the U.N. Security Council, but taking on that role will clash with some fundamental tenets of Swiss foreign policy.

A pedestrian walks past a “Welcome to Little Britain” poster in Manchester on Jan. 5.
A pedestrian walks past a “Welcome to Little Britain” poster in Manchester on Jan. 5.

We’re All Brexiteers Now

A look at Swiss politics shows that Euroskepticism is in the United Kingdom to stay.

The Swiss National Bank presents the new 1,000-franc note to the press in Zurich on March 5, 2019.
The Swiss National Bank presents the new 1,000-franc note to the press in Zurich on March 5, 2019.

Trump Leaves Biden Administration a Parting Gift in Currency Wars

The Treasury’s decision to label both Switzerland and Vietnam currency manipulators was unusual—and leaves the Biden administration with some tough choices to make.

A pedestrian looks at an illuminated map board in the empty streets of the Alpine resort of Zermatt, with the Matterhorn mountain amid the spread of the COVID-19 caused by the novel coronavirus.
A pedestrian looks at an illuminated map board in the empty streets of the Alpine resort of Zermatt, with the Matterhorn mountain amid the spread of the COVID-19 caused by the novel coronavirus.

Switzerland Is Choosing Austerity Over Life

Why Switzerland became one of the world's worst coronavirus hotspots.

Flags with the logo and the World Cup 2018 mascot Zabivaka are seen in front of Saint Basil's Cathedral in Moscow on June 30, 2018 during the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. (Photo by Vasily MAXIMOV / AFP)        (Photo credit should read VASILY MAXIMOV/AFP/Getty Images)
Flags with the logo and the World Cup 2018 mascot Zabivaka are seen in front of Saint Basil's Cathedral in Moscow on June 30, 2018 during the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. (Photo by Vasily MAXIMOV / AFP) (Photo credit should read VASILY MAXIMOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Read FP’s Coverage of the 2018 World Cup

War is politics by other means — and so is the World Cup.

Swiss winger Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates after scoring the winning goal in the 2018 World Cup match between Serbia and Switzerland at Kaliningrad Stadium on June 22. (Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Swiss winger Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates after scoring the winning goal in the 2018 World Cup match between Serbia and Switzerland at Kaliningrad Stadium on June 22. (Clive Rose/Getty Images)

For Serbs, Switzerland Isn’t Neutral

Serbia’s nationalist soccer fans hoped to restore their national pride by beating a Swiss team led by Kosovar stars. Instead, the Kosovo-born Xherdan Shaqiri handed them a humiliating defeat.

U.N. Commission Calls Out Syrian Government for Sarin Attack

The long-awaited report says the Syrian air force carried out the bombing.

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davos-crop

World Economic Forum To Staff: Welcome To Davos. Here’s Your CHU.

Davos organizers eye putting up staff in temporary housing containers during talks on rising income inequality and social inclusion.

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coffee-crop

A Brewing Controversy Over Swiss Coffee Shop’s Sex Robots

One café in Geneva is looking to offer its customers an extra perk with their espressos, but not everyone is sold on the idea.

Businessman walking on tightrope supported by stacks of coins
Businessman walking on tightrope supported by stacks of coins

When the Welfare State Met the Flat Tax

Milton Friedman and Bernie Sanders both agree on the need for a universal basic income, but the devil is in the details.

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