Politics

The Balkans suffer from what could be best described as the paradox of insufficient instability. The moment of Europe’s expansion throughout the world and the projection of a model of the liberal state that would lead to modernity,… Read More

Church

Congregants will be allowed to sing during worship services, but only for up to a total of 30 minutes and without removing their masks. This is about taking those measures to protect people from this virus and no… Read More

Colombia

Since the arrival of the novel coronavirus to Colombia, armed groups in several parts of the country have imposed curfews, lockdowns, and other measures to prevent the spread of the virus. To enforce their rules, the groups have… Read More

Election Day

What does an election mean in Russia? Why Trump still has so many supporters at a time when the coronavirus epidemic is raging. Watching fellow Chinese intellectuals double down on their support for former U.S. President Donald Trump…. Read More

Pandemic

A perfect novel for these times and all times, the single textual artifact from the pandemic era I would place in a time capsule as a representation of all that is good and true and beautiful about literature…. Read More

America

What previously seemed like a feature of the country’s constitutional system can begin to seem like a bug. Liars in high places. After decades of foreign policy radicalism that has created a string of disasters, Biden may at… Read More

Second Wave

A third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is now advancing swiftly across much of Europe. De derde golf: zo ziet de lente eruit volgens het RIVM. Unless we see massive behavioral change, we are going to see January… Read More

China

The historical resolution will be just the third since the founding of the party, following in the footsteps of Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping. This year’s resolution will be somewhere in between, the party’s past and Xi’s future…. Read More

The New Normal

There are strategies emotionally intelligent remote workers can use to keep themselves from fading into the woodwork and ensure that they’re not forgotten at promotion time. We have to face facts: Covid-19 may well be with us forever…. Read More

Economics

The global supply chain has struggled against the backdrop of rising demand, labor shortages and manufacturing delays. From ‘just in time’  to ‘just in case‘. A pandemic-driven shortage of parts and labor has combined with a congested transport system to create an inflationary… Read More

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