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Dominique Moisi

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Will democracy die last?

Published On: August 25, 2019 01:05 AM NPT By: Dominique Moisi

PARIS – In the late 1970s and early 1980s, prominent international relations experts such as the late French political philosopher Pierre Hassner argued that the world was witnessing a process of competitive decay between the United States and the Soviet Union. For the latter, the conflict in Afghanistan was about to become an even costlier failure than the Vietnam war had been for America. By 1989, the verdict was clear: The Soviet Union had atrophied much faster than the US, and its empire collapsed, the victim of its own errors and contradictions.

Is Von Der Leyen the leader Europe Needs?

Published On: August 8, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Dominique Moisi

Many European observers wonder whether Ursula von der Leyen has the right combination of charisma, stamina, resilience, and political inventiveness to be the leader Europe needs

Money can’t buy love

Published On: July 3, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Dominique Moisi

Palestinians still cling to the hope that demographic trends mean time is on their side. But, in the meantime, prospects for peace in the region seem vanishingly slim

Emotion of Notre Dame

Published On: April 25, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Dominique Moisi

Paris was not burning, but its emotional heart was. What’s more, this gigantic fire was live on prime-time news

Ambition Europe needs

Published On: March 26, 2019 12:25 AM NPT By: Dominique Moisi

PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron recently launched his platform for the upcoming European Parliament elections. Official reactions to his approach—outlined in a commentary published simultaneously in every European Union country—were mostly positive, with even the Euroskeptic prime minister of Hungary, Viktor Orbán and Liviu Dragnea of Romania, endorsing his agenda (for tactical reasons). But, in the chorus of approval, one notable voice was missing: Germany.

Italian warning for France

Published On: February 3, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Dominique Moisi

It is tempting to compare Italy’s criticism of France to the Yellow Vests’ hostility toward French elites

Macron’s missteps

Published On: December 25, 2018 12:30 AM NPT By: Dominique Moisi

Macron is an exceptionally intelligent, energetic, and courageous person, but he seems to lack the maturity and humility that come with age

Lost lessons of World War I

Published On: November 27, 2018 12:30 AM NPT By: Dominique Moisi

The risk today is that generations that have not known war will reproduce the chain of events that lead to it

The Folly of MBS

Published On: October 31, 2018 12:30 AM NPT By: Dominique Moisi

Egypt had effectively opted out of the regional-influence game, and Turkey, though a member of NATO, was a difficult partner

A strategy for liberals

Published On: October 7, 2018 12:30 AM NPT By: Dominique Moisi

Populism can still be beaten back. But to win, democratic forces will need to clothe themselves in a new narrative

Standing up for the UN

Published On: September 2, 2018 01:30 AM NPT By: Dominique Moisi

To restore UN’s standing and influence to the level it attained under Annan will require stronger support from Europe, Canada and Japan

Why World Cup mattered

Published On: July 27, 2018 12:30 AM NPT By: Dominique Moisi

In geopolitical terms, if one were to name just two winners this year, the titles would have to go to Russia and France

All eyes on Italy

Published On: June 10, 2018 01:00 AM NPT By: Dominique Moisi

The rest of Europe tends to ignore Italy when things go well and to underestimate the potential consequences when things go badly

What Macron needs

Published On: May 9, 2018 12:30 AM NPT By: Dominique Moisi

By establishing himself as a voice of reason, moderation, and responsibility, Macron tried to lay the groundwork for his emergence as a real agent of change

Tackling populism

Published On: April 3, 2018 12:30 AM NPT By: Dominique Moisi

Political elites on both sides of the Atlantic must recognize that it is they who are responsible for populism’s rise

Cynicism in Syria

Published On: February 5, 2018 12:14 AM NPT By: Dominique Moisi

The situation in Syria today is a fundamentally cynical one. Erdoğan is taking whatever steps necessary to reinforce his own authority

Brexit abyss

Published On: January 1, 2018 12:22 AM NPT By: Dominique Moisi

Brexit reveals a major dilemma of democracy. What is to be done when a country is deeply divided on a key question?

Two to tango

Published On: November 1, 2017 12:30 AM NPT By: Dominique Moisi

It is not that France is too ambitious for Europe, but that Germany is not.

Radicalizing South Asia

Published On: October 4, 2017 12:15 AM NPT By: Dominique Moisi

The good news for South Asia is that a “Middle Eastern” future is not inevitable

Europe, unite

Published On: August 29, 2017 12:30 AM NPT By: Dominique Moisi

It is not enough to say, “We are all from Barcelona.” We must rather learn to say, “We are all Europeans”.