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Catalonia is Spain’s problem — for now

By Aristophanes  •  October 27, 2017

Catalonia seeks independence from a Spanish government unwilling to give it. For the moment, the international community should avoid interfering.


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A second Korean War is a real possibility

By Aristophanes  •  October 12, 2017

The president’s affinity for nuclear bluster could have dire consequences.


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Angela Merkel is a global feminist icon who isn’t feminist

By Aristophanes  •  September 30, 2017

As one newspaper put it: “The world’s most powerful woman won’t call herself a feminist.”


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By opposing Merkel, Social Democrats saved Germany

By Aristophanes  •  September 26, 2017

The Social Democratic Party broke Merkel’s grand coalition. It’s the best way to keep populist forces at bay.


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Trump must alter his rhetoric on N. Korea

By Aristophanes  •  September 26, 2017

With every bellicose tweet, we edge closer to nuclear war. The president should put down his smartphone and engage in open diplomacy.


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Rise and fall of the Italian Carbonari

By Aristophanes  •  September 21, 2017

The Italian Carbonari’s secretive structure was highly hypocritical, working to topple the regime from within.


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Macron’s presidency will fail

By Aristophanes  •  September 4, 2017

The French president is headed toward irrevocable political disaster.


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US should accept N. Korea’s nuclear ambitions

By Aristophanes  •  August 22, 2017

When it comes to North Korea, there is only one option left: acceptance.


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Brexit, Asimov and the ‘Evitable Conflict’

By Aristophanes  •  August 19, 2017

What a 20th century science fiction story tells us about political centralization.