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  • State of the Left • Ireland
    Maeve Glavey - 19 May 2016
    Ireland’s two major parties have agreed a pact to enable Enda Kenny to hold onto power. But what are the implications for the left?
  • State of the Left • United States
    Claire O'Connor - 19 May 2016
    Why is Bernie Sanders staying in the US presidential race? And what does it mean for Hillary Clinton?
  • State of the Left • Germany
    Felix Hörisch - 19 May 2016
    A variety of structural factors contributed to a disappointing result for the SPD in Baden-Württemberg
  • State of the Left • Scotland
    Emma Kinloch - 19 May 2016

    Following this month’s elections, Scottish Labour must come to recognise that devolution has not followed the path envisaged by its founders

  • Europe • Referendum • Brexit
    Roger Liddle - 05 May 2016
    It is an error to mistake European sorrow at the prospect of Brexit for the potential for special treatment
  • Brexit • Europe • Innovation
    Renaud Thillaye - 03 May 2016
    Can the concept of 'platform' offer a new way of thinking about how the EU can effectively operate?
  • Austria • Populism • Elections
    Philip Rathgeb and Fabio Wolkenstein - 29 April 2016
    The first-round results in Austria's presidential election shows a distinct shift
  • Europe • Brexit • UK-EU Deal
    Andrew Duff - 29 April 2016
    It is wishful thinking to suggest Britain’s relationship with the EU will go ‘back to normal’, even if there is a vote against Brexit
  • MIddle East • Europe • Foreign Policy
    Joost Hiltermann - 07 April 2016
    Europe must address and learn from the mistakes it made in its past engagement with the Middle East and north Africa
  • Refugee Crisis • Ethics • Europe
    Paul Scheffer - 07 April 2016
    How do the different arguments shaping our perceptions of the refugee crisis intersect? An ethic of responsibility must fully consider the consequences of our response

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