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Two worlds that can never understand each other

Tahar Ben Jelloun: First they attack freedom, then they go after the Jews [Issue 37, 2015]
by Tahar Ben Jelloun
 

 
 
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Podemos and Spain’s new political landscape

Marc Sanjaume: Podemos and the fall of Spain’s two-party system [Issue 37, 2015]
by Marc Sanjaume-Calvet
 

 

 
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The radical left Syriza in power:
 Will it change Greece – and Europe?

Irene Martín: Greece’s new government and the negotiations with Europe [Issue 37, 2015]
by Irene Martin
 

 
 
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Pruning the uncared-for olive grove

Chloe Dimitriadis: Many Greeks have left, others are foraging for food [Issue 37, 2015]
by Chloe Dimitriadis
 

 

 
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Russia’s ecumenical jihadist

Ronald Beiner: Aleksandr Dugin, Russia’s “ecumenical jihadist” [Issue 37, 2015]
by Ronald Beiner
 

 
 
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European vignettes, autumn 2014

European vignettes, autumn 2014 - An Introduction by Henry Milner [Issue 36, 2015]
by Henry Milner
 

 

 
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A tale of two votes

Henry Milner tells a tale of two votes, in Sweden and Scotland [Issue 36, 2015]
by Henry Milner
 

 
 
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The four predicaments of Ed Miliband

Eric Shaw explains why Labour is nervous as the British election approaches [Issue 36, 2015]
by Eric Shaw
 

 

 
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Catalonia’s ambiguous vote

Eric Guntermann dissects Catalonia’s ambiguous vote [Issue 36, 2015]
by Eric Guntermann
 

 
 
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Theocracy in our time

Ronald Beiner: Religion becomes a problem when it has political ambitions [Issue 36, 2015]
by Ronald Beiner
 

 

 
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Malaria’s stubborn persistence

Don Cayo looks at the global effort to control two very different diseases [Issue 36, 2015]
by Don Cayo
 

 
 
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The Middle East impasse

With no tricks up American sleeves, the Kerry negotiations break down [Issue 35, 2014]
by Arthur Milner
 

 

 
Revitalizing Global Trade: Merkel

Germany’s academic Tea Party

The 2013 German federal election produced some surprises [Issue 35, 2014]
by Philipp Harfst
 

 
 
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Syria: The questions remain

The possibility of American military intervention in Syria in response to use of chemical weapons dominated world headlines in September, and it dominated the Inroads listserv as well.
by Bob Chodos
 

 

 
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Deliberative democracy, Irish style

David Farrell reports on Ireland’s experiment in deliberative democracy, the Constitutional Convention. [Issue 34, 2013]
by David M. Farrell
 

 
 
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The interests of immigrants first

In Sweden, immigration is regarded as being primarily for the benefit of the immigrants themselves, and admission of refugees is the main priority. Elin Naurin and Patrik Öhberg report that, despite riots in a Stockholm suburb...
by Elin Naurin
 

 

 
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It’s not just income inequality that counts

Henry Milner finds that Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett are on the right track in drawing a correlation between greater equality and favourable social outcomes, but they miss the policy choices [Issue 34, 2013]
by Henry Milner
 

 
 
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The eternal colony

Bangladesh’s leaders have still not understood the meaning of independence. [From Inroads 33, 2013]
by Owen Lippert