“Countries don’t disappear, it has been said, but sometimes they encounter perfect storms,” wrote Jorge Castaneda, a Mexican politician and academic, the other day in the New York Times.
I was in Tehran right after President Hassan Rouhani was first elected in 2013. The hotel rooms were fully booked with businesspeople and journalists from around the world.
I was very surprised the other day when asked whether Turkey would “clam up” economically in 2018, meaning whether it would close in on itself.
Last week, Brussels initiated an unprecedented process: The suspension of Poland’s voting rights within the EU mechanism.
Ten years ago, I was in Jerusalem on Jerusalem Day, which marks Israel’s “reunification” of the city in 1967. I got into a taxi in West Jerusalem to go to East Jerusalem.
Have you seen that special Eurobarometer survey on the effect of digitization and automation on daily life?
There’s a book-turned-Hollywood film called “A Hologram for the King.”
Last week, French President Emmanuel Macron visited the Council of Europe and spoke at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).
It’s strange. You go just a little south of Turkey’s border and all of a sudden there are no nation states around; there are either sectarian and ethnic warlords or companies that govern territories and imitate the actions of nation states.