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Jeremy Cliffe is International Editor of the New Statesman.
Our writer travels from Berlin to Naples by train and discovers that the pandemic has brought out the best and the worst of the beautiful country.
The past week provided three depressing reminders that we live in an age defined by the march of illiberal populism.
Germany’s population of 83 million has suffered 9,000 deaths, while in Britain, with its population of 67 million, there have been at least 43,000.
The spread of the virus is following several different patterns in different countries.
The biggest question mark is over which way Russia might go.
Boris Johnson and his fellow buccaneers could start by being honest about how expectations for Brexit need to alter after the pandemic.
Generation Z is increasingly restive and unhappy with the status quo. But does it have the means to effect the lasting change it wants?
As Covid-19 deaths surpass 34,000, the country is sliding towards political meltdown.
A militarised over-reaction by the US government to legitimate domestic protests is a gift to dictators across the world.
The Hong Kong security law speaks of a power whose main problem is loneliness.