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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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L’insécurité culturelle d’une certaine gauche

Caricaturer le multiculturalisme permet de s’assurer un public nombreux et passionné partout en Europe. C’est le cas tout particulièrement en France, où « communautarisme » et...

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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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Re-thinking the European “we”: The Bridges Retreat 2016

Counterpoint uses different formats to bring insights on social and cultural dynamics to the attention of decision-makers. One of them is the Bridges Project....

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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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Small Worlds – Riffing off Peter Foster’s Facing Facts

Is Britain becoming a small nation? This is the question that Peter Foster, the Daily Telegraph’s new Europe Editor tries to answer in a...

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Risky business: Volkswagen’s special brand of cheating

Why do we cheat? In light of the recent VW scandal we thought it was worth asking what makes us do it—and are there...

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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,...

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What’s next?

So Emmanuel Macron won, and Marine Le Pen was defeated. Let’s make sure we make the most of this opportunity, of this beautiful reprieve,...