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Speaking in New Delhi on April 25, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen referred to India as a “vibrant democracy,” sharing common values and interests with the European Union. But these cliches, repeated by rote by European leaders…
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (right) welcomes Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Year After Takeover, Impunity, Unclear Election Timeline Are Major Concerns

One year ago, Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno was killed in clashes between rebels and government forces in Western Kanem province. It was the day after official results announced his sixth presidential mandate. The same day one of Deby’s sons, 38-…
Chadian anti-riot police in the capital city, N’Djamena, during opposition-led protests on October 2, 2021

Clegg Should Address the Surveillance Business Model That Has Done so Much Harm

by Frederike Kaltheuner When the former British deputy prime minister Nick Clegg joined Facebook in 2018, the company was immersed in a number of scandals. Cambridge Analytica had been harvesting personal data from Facebook profiles. UN…
Nick Clegg, President of Global Affair at Meta, pictured in 2015

Memo to Ashton's Aide

Tweet Robert Cooper, a hand-picked senior adviser to Catherine Ashton, the EU's foreign policy chief, must not have gotten the memo. His boss had acknowledged that Bahraini security forces used violence and excessive force to suppress largely peaceful…