The Cobra Effect: “Fighting” Migration Gets Europe Nowhere
Oxford anthropologist Ruben Andersson discusses how EU migration policies have proved counterproductive, calling instead for a systemic approach.
Towards a Spanish Green Hegemony
Towards a Spanish Green Hegemony
A series of crises in recent years have made instability the political norm in Spain. How has political ecology fared through these developments and what opportunities lie ahead?
Rule of Law in Limbo
Rule of Law in Limbo
Ahead of October elections in Hungary and Poland, we examine the future of rule of law in Europe. Under the incoming von der Leyen Commission, political will shall determine whether this core EU value is protected.
The Future of the EU: Soldiers, Barbed Wire and Surveillance
The Future of the EU: Soldiers, Barbed Wire and Surveillance
Prospects of EU reform are slim and austerity and Fortress Europe are set to continue. What does this mean for progressive strategies around Europe?
Defeating Orbán’s Hybrid Regime
Defeating Orbán’s Hybrid Regime
As the Hungarian municipal election approaches, two analysts consider opportunities and risks for the now-united opposition in challenging Viktor Orbán’s regime.
Who Is the World’s Moral Superpower? A Book Review
Who Is the World’s Moral Superpower? A Book Review
Chinese foreign policy expert Yan Xuetong's new book opens the question of how morality as an instrument of power could reshape today's world order.
Choosing Investment over Breaking Even
Choosing Investment over Breaking Even
Tight public spending may have powered its exports, but underinvestment in people and infrastructure has its costs. Could a new investment rule be just what Germany needs?
Poland Discovers Ecology
Poland Discovers Ecology
With Polish elections coming up this October, all political forces are committing to protect the climate and environment, at least on paper. What does the new prominence of ecology mean for the country's future?

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VOLUME 18 | 2049: Open Future

Latest Thematic Edition

VOLUME 18 | 2049: Open Future

The politics of tomorrow start with the politics of today. Beyond any one theme, this collection of essays, stories, and interviews, complemented by infographics, looks forward to imagine the Europe(s) to be in 2049.

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