Vidhya Ramalingam (ISD): Far Right Extremism: Trends and Methods for Response and Prevention. Marco Valbruzzi reviews Good Italy, Bad Italy: Why Italy Must Conquer its Demons to Face the Future by Bill Emmott. Desmond Lachman on how the IMF's courageous new chief Christine Lagarde is saving Europe. Are the Nordic countries really less innovative than the US? Mika Maliranta, Niku Maattanen, and Vesa Vihriala investigate. An interview with Doug Saunders, author of The Myth of the Muslim Tide. After Bill Gates and Carlos Slim comes Amancio Ortega, who built the world's largest fashion empire, Zara — he's difficult to know, impossible to interview, and incredibly secretive. Conservative politicians in Germany are outraged after one of their own, Family Minister Kristina Schroder, suggested that God might not have a gender. Ilan Greenberg on Moldova's democratic moment. William Waddell reviews In the Shadow of the General: Modern France and the Myth of De Gaulle by Sudhir Hazareesingh. The global rise of a regulatory superstate in Europe: How does Europe exercise world power? Isn't doing it away from military battlefields a truly modern form of global leadership? (and part 2)

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