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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 the 2014-2015 migration crisis. Our research in Sweden,...

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The wide open space of the French elections

This is a good time to review the dynamics of what is turning out to be a much more open field than anyone would...

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The Bridges Project: Different thinking for a different politics?

2016 will be remembered as a political turning point for Western democracies: Brexit further shattered a fragile Europe and Trump’s unlikely rise to power...

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A new dawn Brexits? our take on the EU referendum result

In light of yesterday’s EU referendum results and Britain’s historic vote to leave the European Union, Catherine Fieschi, Counterpoint’s founding Director, answers some questions...

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The politics of a handshake

Our take on the significance of the political gesture, be it a handshake or a peck, in the Chatham House magazine The World Today

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Populism and geopolitical risk: what investors and policy-makers need to know

In this Citigroup panel on populist politics and geopolitical risk held before the US elections, Catherine Fieschi, Counterpoint’s founding Director, answered some of the...

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After Paris: Cosmopolitix

“To the extent that risk is experienced as omnipresent, there are only three possible reactions: denial, apathy or transformation.  (…) The third is the...

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Models of the mind and de-radicalisation

Our understanding of how ‘radicalisation’ works – or indeed what it is, how it affects individuals and group is rooted in a number of...

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Rationality, Emotion and the Future of Europe

“The mistake is to assume that policymakers can simply choose between two perspectives – either voting with their pocketbooks while setting their emotions aside,...

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The roots of contemporary populism in the Netherlands

In light of this week’s elections in The Netherlands, here is something we published a couple of years ago on the rise of Dutch...

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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 the 2014-2015 migration crisis. Our research in Sweden,...

La_République_bransissant_les_droits_de_l’homme._Pézénas

The wide open space of the French elections

This is a good time to review the dynamics of what is turning out to be a much more open field than anyone would...