The Reactionary Mind

By Corey Robin

Corey Robin’s new book “The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin” traces the history of conservatism from a “counter-revolutionary” force during the French Revolution up until the current disarray in the American Republican party.


Turkey’s Elections

By Ekrem Eddy Güzeldere

On 24 June, both presidential and parliamentary elections will take place in Turkey. With less than two months to go, the country is in campaign mood. The discussions range from the candidates, the election alliances, strategies and agendas, as if Turkey were still a country with fair elections.

Who is the winner in post-ISIS Syria?

By Seyed Ali Alavi

ISIS may have been defeated, but the battle for Syria’s political soul is far from over.

Russia haunts the western imagination

By Ivan Krastev

The dividing line between authoritarian Russia and liberal democracies is growing ever thinner.

Is the US heading towards Fascism?

By Joost Douma

Joost Douma looks at recent political events in the United States and grapples with the question of whether Fascism will take hold or if we will witness a breakdown in government and the rule of law.