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Gana la libertad. Gana Europa. Francia se aleja del caos. Europa respira. Gana Macron en la primera vuelta. La victoria de Emmanuel Macron en esta primera vuelta ha supuesto un enorme alivio para todos los demócratas. Francia estaba en entredicho y no podía permitirse el lujo de navegar en las procelosas aguas del populismo que […]

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Francia ha sido golpeada de nuevo por un ataque terrorista. Esta vez en el centro de París y a pocos días de la primera ronda de las elecciones presidenciales. Al margen de las graves consecuencias inmediatas, como la pérdida de vidas o los daños materiales producidos por el propio ataque, lo realmente preocupante es la […]

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One would not expect the secretary of defense routinely to inspect the sentries and walk point on patrols, but, in effect, that is what the secretary of state has to do. He is the chief executive of a department numbering in the tens of thousands, and a budget in the tens of billions; but he […]

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    On January 30th, students from the Bachelor and Master in International Relations had the unique opportunity to dialogue with a true man of peace, former President of Timor-Leste (2007-2012) José Ramos-Horta. On his way to Bogota, where he had been invited by President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia, to help him in the […]

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MIR Blogpost #2 | 22.01.2017 Looking back on the Sciences Po experience  While our 2015-2016 classmates are already fully settled in cities like Chicago, Geneva, London and Doha; those of us who received the opportunity to pursue an exchange semester are wrapping up our Master Degree just now. One thing I can definitely say: it […]

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    Written by Alejandro Pereda, MIR 2017 Candidate One of the most distinctive traits of IE as a community and as a space of intellectual growth, is the opportunity to interact and learn from the exemplary leaders and practitioners in the field, from individuals who actually make and execute policies, projects and who have a unique […]

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ERIC ROSAND is Director of The Prevention Project: Organizing Against Violent Extremism and former Senior Counterterrorism Official at the U.S. Department of State. The United Nations is not only imperfect, it is also misunderstood. Somewhat predictably, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans unleashed a torrent of criticism against the UN Security Council’s adoption of […]

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FOR a certain kind of liberal, 2016 stands as a rebuke. If you believe, as The Economist does, in open economies and open societies, where the free exchange of goods, capital, people and ideas is encouraged and where universal freedoms are protected from state abuse by the rule of law, then this has been a […]

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The fall of Aleppo is a human catastrophe. It’s also a demonstration of the perils of choosing the middle course in a military conflict. Sometimes it’s possible to talk and fight at the same time. But in Syria, the U.S. decision to pursue a dual-track, halfway approach made the mayhem worse. A battered Secretary of State […]

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By this time next year, the eurozone could be defunct. Despite the small chances of it actually happening, the fact that the collapse of the currency union is even possible speaks volumes about the size of the problems Europe faces. Since financial, economic and political crises descended on the Continent almost a decade ago, Europe […]

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