Matt Rubenstein / 08 Jul 2019

The Post-Ideological Party

The Greens and German Politics, Part II

Blame it on the climate crisis. That’s what the German press has done. Winning 20.5% of the national vote in this year’s EU elections, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen (the Greens) nearly doubled their 2014 showing.(...)

Matt Rubenstein / 01 Jul 2019

Hard to Pin Down

The Greens and German Politics, Part I

At least German pollsters had gotten it right. There was no populist sweep of the country’s parliamentary seats in the 2019 EU elections.(...)

Joel Schalit / 26 Jun 2019

Turkey From Israel

The View From Above

I could see Istanbul from the plane. Staring out of the Cessna window at the sprawling city below, from the coastline to the horizon, it was hard to believe that there was anything else to Turkey.(...)

Sean Quinn / 19 Jun 2019

Circular Firing Squads

The Self-Defeating Italian Left

The corpses of security guards lay strewn among broken glass and crumpled cars on Via Fani. A dead body, displayed in fetal position, in the trunk of a red Renault 4 and a dejected, thin-faced man with a wry smile posed before the flag of his captors.(...)

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