Critical Times

When Zdravko Grebo, a legal scholar at the University of Sarajevo, died this year, it seemed to many Sarajevans the end of an era: the last of his generation, of dissident, socialist anti-fundamentalist Bosnian thinkers who embodied the best of Yugoslav dynamism and spoke to the hope – as Sarajevo has often stood for – that Europe can carve out a space between totalitarianism and late capitalism alike. (More…)

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The more you call them populist, the more likely they’ll turn into one. (More…)

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Boris Johnson is content with a no-deal Brexit. As a result, Ireland’s most notable nationalist party, Sinn Féin, has redoubled its call for a referendum on unification. (More…)

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It reads like the apocalypse. According to a leaked document detailing the British government’s preparations for a no-deal Brexit, the consequences would be catastrophic. (More…)

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NGO crews patrolling the Mediterranean for refugees have noticed a change in the treatment of some of their ships. (More…)

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The body of Walter Lübcke, a prominent German regional politician noted for his vocal support for immigration, was found outside his own house late on the night of 2 June with a bullet in his head. (More…)

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It was about time. After months of internal party squabbles, Jeremy Corbyn has decided to take a much more pro-Remain position in a fresh referendum call. (More…)

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Pity Il Capitano. Italy’s macho deputy premier is having a rough week being bested by highly-skilled women. (More…)

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We’ve all seen it before. The parade of missiles through Tehran and the lockstep procession of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. (More…)

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