Prashant RaoAs China descends deeper into repression, at what point do the restrictions placed on American, British, and other institutions seeking to establish campuses and joint programs in China become too much to bear? @BethanyAllenEbr in @TheAtlantic is on it
Their decision to “step back” from the Royal Family reflects their distaste for the British press.
Prashant Rao"The novelist Hilary Mantel once compared the Royal Family to pandas. There is one big difference, though: Zoos are nice to pandas." You really must read @helenlewis on Harry and Meghan's decision to 'step back' from royal duties
For decades, British leaders have sought to balance ties with the United States and Europe. That is no longer viable.
Prashant RaoWhen George W. Bush ordered air strikes targeting Saddam Hussein, he didn't forewarn Tony Blair. So why does it matter whether Donald Trump warned Boris Johnson (or, really, anyone else)? @TomMcTague explains the difference
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The killing of Qassem Soleimani robs the regime of the central figure for its ambitions in the Middle East.
Prashant RaoYou are waking up to incredibly consequential news overnight. Read @ExumAM in @TheAtlantic on the killing of Qassem Soleimani and what it means.
"This doesn’t mean war, it will not lead to war, and it doesn’t risk war. None of that. It is war."
An erosion of media freedoms in the country has continued with little punishment from the European Union, which professes to defend liberal values.
Prashant RaoAn erosion of media freedoms in Hungary has led to little punishment from the EU, which professes to defend liberal values. Why isn't the EU cracking down? @QuentinAries takes a look, the latest in @TheAtlantic and @GroundTruth's Democracy Undone series
Olavo de Carvalho’s anger has inspired a number of Brazilian far-right politicians, the country’s president among them.
Prashant RaoWho offers the inspiration for far right politics? Let @leticiaduarte introduce you to the journalist-turned-philosopher who helped build Jair Bolsonaro’s movement, the latest in @TheAtlantic and @GroundTruth’s Democracy Undone series
Prashant Rao"The eastern Med’s deterioration … is also the result of a world that appears more unable than ever to forsake short-term economic gains, even as its environmental woes worsen by the day." - @PSchwartzstein
The arch-Brexiteer won’t make major gains this election, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t succeeded.
Prashant RaoPopulists like Nigel Farage "have revealed the true innovation of the new far right: Electoral victory in the conventional sense isn’t a necessary condition of winning," @YasmeenSerhan writes
Prashant RaoIt looks like Welsh nationalists fared poorly, and Scottish nationalists did extremely well. Read @helenlewis on how the two separatist movements have had radically different experiences over time, and why that is
Has denying the reality of anti-Semitism become a left-wing loyalty test?
Prashant Rao“I consider myself to be left-wing ... There’s not much in the manifesto I disagree with. But because I talk about anti-Semitism and I’m Jewish, I’m pigeonholed as being more right-wing than Genghis Khan.”
The investigation into the murder of Malta’s most famous journalist has done more than plunge the country into crisis.
Prashant Rao"Malta is ... a back door—into Europe’s banking system, into the visa-free travel accorded by its European passports, into the protections of European rule of law and the values of human rights and the free press that the EU was created to uphold."
NATO is the physical embodiment of the idea of shared Western values. But a meeting in London highlighted how far apart its members now stand.
Prashant RaoNATO is the physical embodiment of the idea of 'the West'. After a meeting in London marked by obvious personal animosity, what is the future of NATO and, by extension, the West? A very smart @TomMcTague piece that is well worth reading
The poisoning of a double agent sparked an intelligence and PR battle between London and Moscow, the details of which are only now emerging.
Prashant RaoTHE story to read today is @TomMcTague's deep dive into the disinformation war between Britain and Russia, what it says about NATO, and how a lack of trust in government is becoming a national security issue.
Prashant RaoNATO's two-day summit in the UK was a fascinating window into the future (and the challenges) facing the West.
Start out by reading @TomMcTague's deeply-reported piece going behind the scenes in the disinformation war between Britain and Russia theatlantic.com/international/… 1/3