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The Sahara at the crossroads

Berny Sèbe examines the regional, cultural and strategic factors relevant to the current crisis in Mali

The Televisa effect: villains wanted

Why did Mexicans, who voted the ‘perfect dictatorship’ out just twelve years ago, simply vote them back in? Lila Caballero on the key factors...

Cheerleading for Egypt

Jeff Howard explains why, on the day of the country's first presidential election, our praise for Egypt is not premature.

Thinking Slow not Fast

Jeff Howard lays the foundations for a public theory of immigration

Libya Counterpoint

From Tripoli With Love

Catherine Fieschi reports from a city buzzing with contradictions, but steeled with many of the cultural codes it needs to meet the challenges it...

Fantasy Populism

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Jeff Howard explores the misunderstandings that are fuelling populist outrage, and the challenges faced by post-industrial liberal democracies.

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The Morning After the Decade Before

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Much of the world seems to have woken up this January with the sense that the post-911 decade is well and truly...

#Occupy

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Does the Occupy/Indignados movement matter? And if so how? Catherine Fieschi on the protests that are sweeping the developed world and what...

Populist Expectations (or: The Dead Expert)

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We are entering an era of radical transition and institutional change. Our latest Counterpoint discusses declining trust, the death of expertise and...

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Historic errors set in stone

Public monuments seem to have become the lightning rod of our cultural wars: from Robert E Lee, to Cecil Rhodes, to intimations that Nelson...

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Developing a new language of persuasion: Counterpoint’s workshops on framing

With public distrust of expertise at an all-time high, and an increasing demand for transparency, the messages of carefully constructed campaigns can easily fail...

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Europe’s riddle: Migration, community experiences and public opinion

Counterpoint examines the local experience of migration and integration across five European countries in light of continuing migration into Europe. Our research in Sweden,...