February 21, 2024 | Rome, Italy

Virus woes or a warning?

China’s total lockdown, ostensibly to control the spread of the Omicron variant, seems at times to be aimed at making a far more important global point.

A marked man

After decades of political chess, Russia’ s autocratic Vladimir Putin has turned to quick-fix checkers, and it will likely end up costing him dearly, writes contributor David Deropolous.

A shaky Union

These are difficult times for the European Union. As it marks the twentieth anniversary of the introduction  of its common [...]

REM Twitter

My increasingly scary 10-year-old Rebecca has officially entered her "Elon Musk" phase. It was probably there all along, just waiting [...]